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Signs to slow speeding motorists

The sign
Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership will operate the camera

Two mobile speed displays have been bought by a Wiltshire council in an attempt to slow down speeding drivers.

The signs are to be used at locations where villagers have expressed concerns over road safety issues.

Large red numbers show the speed of an approaching vehicle. If it is breaking the limit then the numbers flash.

A North Wiltshire District Council spokesman said the 6,500 signs will help educate motorists in a "non-threatening manner".

Councillor Bob Causer hoped the signs would help motorists stick to the speed limit and slow down if necessary.

"The signs show everyone just how fast each vehicle is travelling as they pass by and are a great way of getting the message across".

The equipment has been donated to the Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership to be deployed where necessary.

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