Altham Parish Council is leading on a project to help cut vehicle speeds.
Vehicle activated signs, which flash up the driver’s speed electronically at the approach of a vehicle, are set to be installed on busy roads across the borough, in response to residents’ concerns about road safety.
The signs will be placed across the borough, to indicate a driver’s speed and alert them to slow down.
Hyndburn council is funding the signs and Altham Parish Council, will install and look after them, after similar signs in Altham helped slow speeding drivers down.
Altham Parish Council chairman Rennie Pinder said the signs have a proven track record of bringing down speeds by heightening speed awareness.
He added: “We plan to use them on a rolling programme in speeding hotspots, where residents have said they would like to see the signs go up. This is just the first phase of measures to reduce road traffic casualties and increase road safety. Phase two will see residents working in partnership with the police in a ‘Road Watch’ campaign aimed at enforcing road safety particularly in relation to speeding. Speed is a major contributing factor to degree of injury.”
Hyndburn council leader Coun Miles Parkinson said residents have requested these signs which are all about educating drivers about how fast they are actually driving.
He added: “In the last year there have been 36 collisions involving serious injury and 228 resulting in slight injury; locally, eight children were seriously injured and 38 children received slight injury. If the signs prevent just one accident they will have done their job. Thanks should go to Rennie Pinder of Altham Parish Council and his team of volunteers for their invaluable work in putting up and looking after the signs.”