Road Safety

This is of paramount importance to the Parish Council. There has been a number of initiatives to help reduce traffic congestion and speeding.

vehicle activated sign displaying 30 miles per hour


MVAS – Mobile Vehicle Activated Sign

This sign will be put up in various places around Haddenham. It is activated when a vehicle is exceeding 30mph. It will flash and alert drivers to slow down. It records the number of vehicles who speed and is invaluable when assessing trends in speeding along designated roads.

The MVAS is generally located in areas which are known for speeding or near road junctions. We ask parishioners to adhere to the warning as it is for your own safety.


road safety sentinel equipment in case


The Sentinel

This is a piece of camera equipment which is similar to a speed detection device a police officer would use. It records date, time, number plate of vehicle and most importantly how fast the vehicle was travelling. This information is shared with Thames Valley Police and they will take action on offending drivers – you have been warned!

The Sentinel is in use in the villages of Haddenham, Ford and Chearsley and is manned by trained volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome and in Haddenham. Should any parishioners be interested in training to be a Sentinel operator, do not hesitate to contact the parish office.