Local Speed Camera

Following a suggestion from a local resident, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground has sponsored a speed camera for Peatling Parva.  The traffic-calming camera flashes actual speed to drivers while anonymously recording the speed of all vehicles as data to help local authorities when limits and controls are being considered for residential areas.

Paul Atkin, general manager of business development, said the welcome suggestion came from Mr Ray Perkins, who lives in the village, during one of Bruntingthorpe’s regular liaison meetings to which local residents are invited.  “It had already been decided that Peatling Parva, together with two other villages – Ashby Magna and Dunton Bassett – would pool resources to buy a self-contained speed camera and install a mounting facility in each village.  The plan is for the camera to spend two weeks at each location on a continuous rota.

“As Peatling Parva is close to our site, Mr Perkins suggested that we cover its share of the total cost.  As a responsible local business, dedicated to maintaining our good-neighbour policies, we were happy to become involved.  In fact, we are so impressed by the potential traffic-calming effect of these cameras that we are considering installing a couple on our own internal road network.  Safety in all its manifestations is our highest priority, and much of the development work undertaken on our proving ground is focused on pedestrian, occupant and vehicle safety.”

Mr Atkin stressed that the mobile village camera would not record vehicle registration details leading to fixed penalties and points on drivers’ licences.  “That’s not the objective.  What the camera will achieve is visible traffic-calming by showing drivers in a very public way if their speed is excessive.  At the same time it will act as a reminder to the vast majority of drivers who routinely respect the need to drive carefully.  We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to again work with our neighbours in a positive and beneficial joint-venture.”