Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership (NSCP)
The Safety Camera Partnership was formed in April 2001 under a scheme introduced by the Department of Transport for the purposes of reducing the incidence and severity of road traffic collisions through the deployment of safety cameras.
The NSCP under the remit of Norfolk Police visits the village at least once a month to capture data via mobile speed cameras. As a result, those exceeding the speed limit of 30 mph and committing an offence will, depending on their speed, be asked to attend a speed awareness course, pay a fine and/or receive penalty points on their licence or be issued with a summons to attend court.
The data below shows the number of offences committed in North Creake during 2023;
October - 27 offences
November - 9 offences
January - 15 offences
February - 17 offences
March - 21 offences
April - 6 offences
May - 7 offences
June - 5 offences
SAM2 Speed Awareness Signs
What is a SAM2?
It is a vehicle activated sign that displays the speed of an approaching vehicle. If the vehicle exceeds the speed limit a ‘SLOW DOWN’ message is shown, once the limit is exceeded by 10mph the speed is no longer shown and the ‘Slow DOWN’ message remains, this removes the temptation for some drivers to see what speed they can register!
Who owns the SAM2 Signs?
North Creake Parish Council purchased the two SAM2 signs and manages them on behalf of the parish.
Where can SAM2 be placed?
The sign is deployed in the 30mph limit, on stretches of road that are of concern. We will not place the sign where it will cause an obstruction or be an inappropriate distraction. The current specific sites have been agreed between the Parish Council and an officer of Norfolk County Council’s Highways department.
Who moves SAM2?
Parish Councillors decide where to locate the camera and then move it. Full training was provided by the sign manufacturer, Westcotec.
How can the data be used?
Although the police have 'no capacity' to look at the data and the Safety Camera Partnership only responds to the data from their own cameras, parish and/or town councils based on their own reading of their data, can flag up patterns and concerns, to see if police action could be taken. The sign also encourages drivers to be more mindful of the speed limit and reduce their speed when travelling through the village.
Recent SAM2 Data that has been captured
SAM2 Sign on West Street (between 22/05/23 and 11/07/2023)
had recorded 18/678 vehicle counts
with an average speed of 28.6 mph
an 85th percentile of 39.4 mph*
and a maximum speed of 70 mph on 7th June at 11.55pm.
SAM2 Sign on Church Street (between 22/05/23 and 11/07/2023)
had recorded 54,684 vehicle counts
with an average speed of 30 mph
an 85th percentile of 36.2 mph*
and a maximum speed of 70 mph on 31st May at 7.00pm.
SAM2 Sign on Church Street (between 09/02/23 and 23/02/2023)
had recorded 16,985 vehicle counts
with an average speed of 30.1mph
an 85th percentile of 36.7mph*
and a maximum speed of 60mph on Friday 10th February at 7.35pm.
SAM2 Sign on Wells Road (between 4th November and the 8th December)
had recorded 2,133 vehicles counts
with an average speed of 23.9mph
an 85th percentile of 29.6mph*
and a maximum speed of 45mph on Friday 25th November at 7.05pm.
SAM2 Sign on Church Street (between 4th November and the 8th December)
had recorded 19,468 vehicle counts
with an average speed of 28.3mph
an 85th percentile of 35.6mph*
and a maximum speed of 75mph on Tuesday 29th November at 8.30am.
SAM2 Sign on Church Street (between 19/8/22 to 4/9/22)
had recorded 26,089 vehicle counts
with an 85th percentile speed of 39 Mph*,
average speed of 29.8Mph
and a maximum speed of 70Mph on 20/9/22 at 12.55am.
SAM2 Sign on Burnham Road (between 1/8/22 to 4/9/22)
had recorded 33882 vehicle counts
with an 85th percentile speed of 37.5Mph*,
average speed of 29.7Mph
and a maximum speed of 85Mph on 21/8/2 12.50am.
* The “85th percentile” speed is a speed at which 85% of traffic will be travelling at, or below, along a street or road.