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13.05.2021, 15:23

Angus Council Speed Warning Sign Installation

Transport & Logistics, Public Sector, Transport, Technology, United Kingdom

A series of intelligent Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) is helping to keep drivers safe by warning them if they are driving too fast and advising them of the speed limits in place throughout the county of Angus in Scotland.


Angus Council approached traffic technology specialist SWARCO Traffic to assist it with tackling the issue of speeding vehicles.


SWARCO which has specified and installed 84 VAS signs to be used in 20, 30 and 40mph zones which display a 'SLOW DOWN' message when the speed threshold is breached, suggested an implementation of the system as the solution.


The signs are ultra-low power, with a bespoke lens design that allows them to be solar powered, even during the winter, and are fully transportable and capable of being  sited according to the varying needs of public sector organisations. Furthermore, they are capable of collecting data which, in turn, can provide information on traffic volumes as well as speeds and inform traffic planning and public transport routes.


Walter Scott, Service Leader for Angus Council’s Roads and Transportation, says: "The VAS have been installed to help us to tackle local speeding issues, as we are determined to ensure that everyone is safe on and around our roads network. So far, they have proved to be solidly built, visible and effective. With a just a single plug for the solar panel, as well as the opportunity to adjust the location and speed settings, the signs have provided an ideal solution, giving us the simplicity and flexibility as we look to reduce speeding and enhance road safety."


John Pickworth, managing director of SWARCO Traffic, adds: "Angus traditionally experiences darker and longer winters. As such, we designed the signs for the location to ensure that power remains reliable all-year round. This doesn’t just ensure optimal functionality but also to help the Council meet its sustainability targets."


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