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Speeding traffic

Reported via desktop in the Road sign damage category by Monica Trinder at 16:38, Thursday 10 June 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2783178.

A39 from Hallatrow to High Littleton is 30 mph zone as it is through both villages. The 'new' pavement area at this location has no signs to denote that 30mph is now enforceable. These signs were promised when the pavement was put in place but have not been done hence the fact that the traffic enters High Littleton well in excess of the speed limit. Dangerous for all pedestrians and other road users. Please at least put warning signs up as soon as possible. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:38, Thursday 10 June 2021

  • Thank you for your comments.

    A Traffic Regulation Order was recently implemented which sets a 30mph speed limit between Hallatrow and High Littleton. While we note your concerns about the speed of vehicles, in areas with street lighting the speed limit is 30mph unless there are signs saying otherwise. 30mph signs are only displayed at the perimeter of such a zone. This is covered within the Highway Code, under Speed Limits, which states:

    You MUST NOT exceed the maximum speed limits for the road and for your vehicle. Street lights usually mean that there is a 30 mph speed limit unless there are signs showing another limit.

    Furthermore, the use of 30mph repeater signs on a road which has street lighting is prohibited under the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 (- Schedule 10 General Direction 2 prohibits the use of 30 mph repeater signs where a road has a system of carriageway lighting).

    We therefore consider that the existing design is compliant with existing regulations and the issue is one of enforcement, which the Council has no direct powers to undertake.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:02, Tuesday 15 June 2021

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