Interactive speed signs are installed outside Oakham CE Primary School

Coun Roger Begy with one of the speed indicator signs outside Oakham CE Primary School in Burley Road, Oakham
Coun Roger Begy with one of the speed indicator signs outside Oakham CE Primary School in Burley Road, Oakham
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SPEED indicator signs have been installed outside a primary school to urge drivers to slow down.

Rutland County Council has installed four signs in Burley Road, Oakham, outside Oakham CE Primary School.

Two of the signs display a 20mph school zone and two of the signs are interactive and display motorists’ speeds and a slow down or thank you message.

The scheme cost £7,000 and was done to reflect the change in entrance since the new building opened in September.

Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy (Con) said: “It was important that once the new school was completed that we looked carefully at making the area as safe as possible for pedestrians.

“The new speed signs will act as a visual reminder to drivers that they need to slow down and keep to the speed limit.

“The signs will reflect the different speed limits throughout the day and will warn motorists of the 20mph limit when school is starting or finishing, and then a 30mph at all other times.”