Vehicle Activated Signs at the Port of Tyne
The Port of Tyne stretches over 600 acres on both sides of the river Tyne, with over 60 businesses and 450 people based on the site. In 2012, the port is expected to handle over 3 million tonnes of bulk cargo, 30,000 cars and 35 cruise liners.
Handling such volumes dictates that road safety on the port’s internal road network is an important consideration. Sheriff Technologies installed solar powered vehicle activated signs to provide a speed limit reminder to drivers and improve road safety at two key positions.
Vehicle activated signs (VAS) are a recognised tool to tackle inappropriate speed at specific locations without enforcement or major road engineering. VAS are proven to influence driver behaviour, reduce average vehicle speeds, lower accident rates and have a long lasting effect (See TRL report 548 for more details).