Speed Reduction

Speed Indicator Devices

In an effort to reduce the speed of vehicles in Seaton Valley, we have purchased a number of Speed Indicator Devices or SIDs as they are commonly known as.

Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) are temporary vehicle activated signs which detect and display real-time vehicle speeds. The SID also records vehicle data that enables us to analyse various statistics about vehicle numbers and speed.

From this data we are able to produce reports that are shared with the Police, Northumberland County Council and The Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative. Where the SIDs have recorded vehicles exceeding the national speed limit, the Police have been requested to carry out Speed Enforcement.


The SIDs are regularly moved to different locations across Seaton Valley. They are currently at the following locations:

  • Holywell – A192 (beside The Paddock)
  • Holywell – Holywell Dene Road (opposite North Farm)
  • New Hartley – Bristol Street
  • New Hartley – St Michael’s Avenue
  • Seaton Delaval – A190 Avenue Head
  • Seaton Sluice – A193 Beresford Road
  • Seaton Sluice – B1325 West End (beside The Rise)
  • Seghill – A190 Avenue Road (beside Deneside)
  • Seghill – A190 Annitsford Road (beside Reid’s Lane)

The latest monthly Speed Report can be viewed below:

Speed Report – March 2024

You can view all of the deployment dates and the data recorded by the SIDs – SID Deployment Data

Community Speed Watch

Community Speed Watch is a scheme operating across the Northumbria Police Force area allowing local people to help reduce traffic speeds.

You can find more information about the Community Speed Watch scheme here

There are already some Community Speed Watch volunteers in Seaton Valley and we would like to encourage more residents to get involved.

If you are interested in applying to become a Community Speed Watch volunteer please contact: PCSO Andrew Wells (Cramlington Neighbourhood Policing Team) andrew.wells.5106@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Or you can contact the Council Engagement & Development Officer, by phoning 0191 2379870 or email: engagement@seatonvalleycommunitycouncil.gov.uk