The A75 road is the main route from Northern England for the Cairnryan to Larne Ferry. 1.5 million vehicles per annum use this road, including 200,000 Heavy Goods Vehicles. Traffic tends to come in waves and is very heavy after a ferry has just been unloaded. Scotland TranServ identified that the A75 had an accident rate 1.5 times higher than the UK average, with Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers at particularly high risk of accident and injury.
Together with partners Clearview Intelligence, Coeval developed an innovative scheme for reducing speeding drivers along the length of the A75, even at sites without mains power. Vehicle Activated Speed Warning Signs were installed across six locations to encourage speed compliance and change driver behaviour.
The Vehicle Activated Speed Warning Signs recognise differing speed limits according to vehicle classification to encourage an overall reduction in traffic speed. Any class of vehicles exceeding the speed threshold are specifically targeted by ‘Slow Down’ Warning Signs triggered by vehicle count and classification.
This innovative scheme was so successful that it was recognised by the Highways Awards, being awarded Road Safety Scheme of the Year 2017. This achievement marks another milestone in Coeval’s mission to make UK roads a safer place through intelligent technology.
WINNER The Highways Awards –
Road Safety Scheme of the Year 2017
“Scotland TranServ identified that the A75 had an accident rate 1.5 times higher than the UK average, with Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers at particularly high risk…”
‘Even a short closure of the tunnel causes great congestion in the area, and if an over height vehicle were to cause that level of damage, the tunnel could be closed for hours, if not days, which would bring the whole of the South East of England to a standstill.
When the Coeval over height vehicle detectors were first installed, we were talking about 10’s of vehicles a day that we were stopping; we are now down to low single figures, 4 or 5 vehicles a day we need to extract for being over height, so it’s a great improvement in efficiency through the crossing.’
‘Having used Coeval for the first time, we found them to be friendly and really helpful in ensuring we received the correct item we required. We were happy with the extremely quick response times and professional service they offer. We would definitely recommend their services to others.’
‘Thank you for your prompt and efficient service regarding our request for training on the 21st of August. You guys have been incredibly helpful over this.’
‘Coeval won the tender for the replacement overheight vehicle detector systems. The work was completed within programme and budget. We are now satisfied that the new systems will help protect the bridges for several years to come.’
‘A sound, honest and efficient service provided by Coeval. Would be very happy for Coeval to manufacture and supply more of Swindon’s signs.’