By Harriet Ernstsons Tuesday 13 August 2013 Updated: 14/08 07:05
MORE than half of all vehicles on The Ridgeway are travelling above the speed limit despite a year-long attempt to make the road safer.
Figures released this week by the Safer Roads Partnership shows at least half of all vehicles on the A441 at Astwood Bank are travelling above the 30mph speed limit, with around 15 per cent going above 39.2mph.
Communications manager Anna Higgins said the partnership had launched a speed enforcement site in June 2012 following concerns from residents about safety. Normally they would run for six months with further analysis taking place after that but on The Ridgeway ongoing action was required to reduce the numbers of vehicles breaking the law.
"Data suggests that local residents are starting to reduce their speed to comply with the 30mph limit and a growing number of offenders are living outside of the area.
"We will continue to target this road with our speed enforcement vehicles in a bid to bring speeds down even further - as we have done in other areas - which will improve the safety of the road for all those who use it."
A vehicle activated sign owned by the parish council- which flashes when motorists exceed the speed limit - is also in place near to the speed enforcement site in a bid to further encourage drivers to comply with the law.
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