Surrey speed warning signs 'reduce accidents'

Accidents have decreased by 30% on average where signs that warn motorists when they are driving too fast have been placed, figures have revealed.

Surrey County Council said it had analysed statistics at 128 places where the vehicle-activated signs had been installed.

The council said it had now set aside an extra £30,000 to repair the signs.

Councillor Kay Hammond, the cabinet member for community safety, said they were an important part of road safety.

Anti-social driving

She said: "We need them to be in good working order.

"This money will be used to fix or replace any that have broken."

Surrey County Council and Surrey Police launched a Drive Smart campaign 18 months ago to improve road safety and tackle anti-social driving.

The council compared the number of accidents in the three years preceding the installation of each sign with the three succeeding years.

It said, on average, the number of accidents had reduced by 30%.

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