Council Meeting 8th Febraury 2010 – Question re speed indicator
Question: Councillor B. Ward
“To ask the Manager what the process is for installation of a ‘speed indicator’ i.e. a laser-based notice that shows motorists what speed they are travelling at, how much it would cost, and if there are any organisations known to the Council, who are interested in sponsoring such a facility.”
“The process for the installation of a speed display sign at a particular location is first to review the accident history at that location, then carry out a survey to establish the 85th percentile speed (*the speed which is exceeded by 15% of vehicles is known as the 85th percentile speed*).
If the 85th percentile speed is 20% or more than the marked speed limit or there is a high rate of accidents at that location, than the installation of a speed alert sign is considered for that location.
The cost to supply and install one speed alert sign is approximately €5000.00.
The County Council will fund this facility where it is considered necessary.”