pwa wrote:Oldjohnw wrote:pwa wrote:Just plucking a figure out of thin air, I'd say 95% of speed limits on roads around here are either just right or too high. But there are a small number of roads with a lower limit than makes any sense. If I were given the job of going around adjusting speed limits I would adjust a few upwards, but many more downwards. For the most part "those in authority" seem to sit on their hands and do nothing about inappropriate limits.
Clad = claims!
I'm not saying they are always set right, just that they are there for a reason.
I'm sure that is correct, but I wish they were adjusted more frequently and not just left, fossilised, because some numpty with a clipboard made an error of judgement a couple of decades ago. Around here we have a few instances of roads going from 30 to NSL where they should be doing the opposite.
And conversely I picked up from a fellow committee member on a Police liaison Group that they had a 1.5-mile stretch of 30mph limit in their new community, which seemed odd.
It seems that it's a legacy of the former Airbase it's being built on, and whilst the central portion certainly should be 30, there's probably 50% of the (largely arrow-straight) limit which could and should be raised a little. I've done a virtual drive-through and were I a camera van, it'd be like shooting fish in a barrel!
I know there's a 'lower is better' school of thought, but there's little doubt that the effect of the lower limit where it's needed is diminished by the stretches where it isn't. Oh, and traffic calming measures are minimal at best, which is disappointing.