Saturday, 18 February 2012

Its 30mph on Dunstable Road!

I have written to Luton Borough Council requesting speed repeater signs on Dunstable Road Luton, from the traffic lights at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital junction, through to the roundabout at Tesco's, the junction with Poynters Road.

The primary reason I am asking for this is that a man died due to a car accelerating fast away from the lights.

The secondary reasons I am asking for this are that:
- the road is a dual carriageway, and often drivers think that means the national speed limit of 60mph applies (and it doesn't)
- the road was previously 40mph and not all drivers yet realise the limit has changed to 30mph
- as a regular user of that roadway, I am frequently undertaken by speeding motorists, who have clearly lost their patience at having to stay behind me while I drive to the 30mph limit. If it happens regularly to me, then it must happen regularly to others.

Here's hoping they'll listen and the "No Excuse 30mph" signs will be visibly displayed.

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update 11/3/2012
I had a response to this request, and it was that they could not put repeater signs on this road because where there are street lights the speed limit is 30mph. Well, if they're saying it's unlawful to put speed signs up in an urban area, the law is an ass.
I got a further message back from LBC to the effect that they are considering putting in average speed check cameras on that stretch of Dunstable Road, but due to financial reasons cannot put them in for a couple of years. Average speed check cameras makes sense to me.