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Speeding traffic

Reported via Android in the Potholes & road surface category by Monica Trinder at 23:02, Thursday 10 June 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2783941.

The sat nav on many cars displays that the recommended speed limit at this point is 60mph. It is 30mph.There are no speed limit signs as they have been removed in pavement upgrade. Traffic speeds are horrendous up the hill from Hallatrow to High Littleton. Please replace 30mph repeater signs as soon as possible for the safety of the villagers and other motorists who are often intimidated by drivers tailgating them to go faster when they are keeping to the speed limit. This is urgent.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 23:02, 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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