The above locations were publicly consulted on between March 2022 and April 2022, and after a 77% positive consultation response the equipment was subsequently ordered in June 2022. Following installation of the SID posts and receipt of the equipment, the device has since been operational since 28th February 2023.
The following timetable shows the scheduled location for Sevenoaks Town Council's Speed Indicator Device, which will be reviewed again in 2024:
The St Johns Hill and Brittains Lane locations were successfully installed as bi-directional, meaning that the SID can be turned around to face the other direction after the initial 8 weeks facing one direction. Bradbourne Vale Road however is operational only facing West, due to the site not being viable for Eastern facing infrastructure. This leaves the SID with five scheduled different placements between three locations.
The equipment will remain in each of its five placements for 8 weeks each before being moved to its next location. This is in order to comply with traffic sign regulations, and also has the added benefit of limiting the effects of "sign blindness". Also known as "inattentive blindness", this can occur when a driver sees the same traffic signs everyday, and therefore stops being as aware of and adhering to them.
Full information as to the public consultation which was held between 9th March 2022-20th April 2022 - including method of consultation and responses received and can be found via this link.