Published: September 2, 2010
Crackdown on speeding launched on Burnham's Foley Parkway



Motorists have been recorded speeding at over 50mph along Burnham-On-Sea's Frank Foley Parkway - a 30mph zone - during a new crackdown on dangerous drivers this week.

More than 100 motorists have been reported to police by Rosewood Action Team's community speedwatch group, which is working with police to try and reduce speeding along the busy route between Burnham and Highbridge.

The group were out in force on Thursday afternoon (September 2nd), as pictured here, using a speed gun to record the speeds of passing traffic.

"Following a number of complaints from residents, we have conducted four speedwatch surveys and have reported over 100 vehicle registrations to the police," Rosewood Action Team Chairman John Alexander told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"Many drivers appear not to be aware that this road is a 30mph limit. Nearly all the vehicles reported for speeding were travelling at just under 40mph, which suggests they believe the road has a 40mph limit."

John added: "We'd like to see more 30mph speed restriction signs introduced along the road - it is dangerous."

A total of 21 drivers were recorded breaking the limit during Thursday's speedwatch session, pictured here.

"The people who we've seen speeding are not boy racers, they are normal people, so it is quite a problem. We want to work with the community to make the road safer."

Further speedwatch sessions are planned for coming months, he said. "We won't stop until we see the speeding problem reduced."

Burnham-On-Sea.com was first to report last year when the Frank Foley Parkway opened that there were concerns among local people that the road could become a rat run used by speeding motorists.

Pictured are members of Burnham's Rosewood Action Team community speedwatch team with PCSO Pete Williams next to the Frank Foley Parkway on Thursday

 


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