Derbyshire County Council leader Barry Lewis and Derbyshire PCC Angelique Foster with one of the speedometers being tested in Derbyshire.

A scheme to tackle speeding in Derbyshire hotspots is to be trialled after being given the green light by councillors.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet approved the use of Speedometer Indicators (SIDs) at a meeting yesterday (March 10) as part of a 12-month trial.

SIDs are electronically activated signs that monitor vehicle speeds and have been proven to reduce traffic speed in problem areas.

Cabinet Member for Highways Councilor Kewal Singh Athwal said: “In this proposed trial it is hoped it will help reduce speeds in the county by reminding drivers if they exceed the speed limit in n any area.”

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster worked with the council on the project.

Speaking outside the meeting, she said: “People across the county have told me time and time again that speed is one of their top concerns and its impact on their communities.

“Many parish councils have been asking for these measures for a very long time to help tackle speeding in their communities.”

The trial is expected to start within the next six months.

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