March 25, 2011
Norfolk Villages have introduced a new initiative which could transform the countries traffic calming measures. The villages have introduced rows of trees and hedges along the roadside.
Statistics show that motorist’s speeds have dropped on average by 1.5%. This is thought to be because the trees have reduced driver’s peripheral vision, which in turn has made them slow down.
Poor visibility of the road ahead has also meant that fewer cars are overtaking; this along with drivers sticking to the speed limits makes for safer roads.
It is hoped that more councils will look to do the same, not only to improve road safety but also to help the environment.
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