Stop it being illegal for Councils to erect 30mph repeater signs.

Why is this idea important?

Maybe not an earth shattering proposal – but Councils currently are not allowed, by law, to put up small 30mph repeater signs within a 30mph area.

This is generally a good thing as it avoids street clutter – however there are occasions when it is unclear that one is still in a 30mph area – but the Council is not alllowed to put up repeater signs to warn you.

2 Replies to “30 mph repeater signs are illegal”

  1. The emphasis on street lighting to indicate a speed limit is archaic, confusing and inappropriate. With recent speed reduction directives, there is a mismatch between the perceived maximum speed of a road (based on it’s natural design) and the artificial enforcement of speed limits. A ban of 30mph repeater signs on roads designed for higher speed limits simply creates confusion and aids criminalisation of innocent drivers.

  2. Recently been flashed and given NIP for 35 on a “restricted” dual carriageway. Street lights obscured by the trees running alongside the Maybray Kingway in Southampton, the single lane with shops etc had been a 40 most of the way in!
    Repeaters should be allowed on dual carriageways at least.
    If you agree sign the epetition at

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44640
    We need to get this changed.

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