Council responds to speeding concerns with new SID purchase

20th Aug 2019

Continuing concern about speeding on roads in and around Tenterden resulted in a decision by the Town Council’s external committee (on 12th August) to purchase another Speed Indicator Device (SID).

A letter to the council from Tenterden Speedwatch Co-ordinator Ros Debling reported that in June alone, 147 vehicles were recorded exceeding the speed limit with details being passed on to the Kent Police database.

There are currently three ‘static’ unmanned SID postsin which are located on Woodchurch Road, Beacon Oak Road and Smallhythe Road.  The one ‘mobile’ unit is being shared between three active Speedwatch groups and there is soon to be another on  the Rolvenden Road.

The committee voted expenditure of £2,145 for the purchase of the new SID.