survey at Berrow crash site reveals scale of speeding problems
Parish Council has this week called on police to help reduce the
speed of traffic along the village's Coast Road following a fatal
accident on Sunday (February 26th) in which two men died.
Parish Council Clerk Lynn Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "At
the moment, the cause of this collision is not known but Berrow
Parish Council is aware that there is a general problem with speeding
along the Coast Road, which has a limit of 30mph."
two weeks in October last year, Somerset County Council installed
a Speed Indication Device along the Coast Road, which found that
during the monitoring 17,088 of the 20,166 cars which passed the
device were travelling over the speed limit with 2,463 cars exceeding
40mph and 219 cars exceeding 50mph."
added: "Berrow Parish Council has reported this to Avon and
Somerset Police and it is hoped that they may be able to help
stop this problem."
comments come after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here
that a black BMW M3 travelling from Brean in the direction of
Burnham careered off Coast Road on Sunday in thick fog at 4.45am
near the entrance to Sandy Glade holiday park. Emergency
crews rushed to the scene but nothing could be done to save the
two men - aged 37 and 25 - trapped in the wreckage.
have appealed for any witnesses to the collision to come forward
by contacting their non-emergency number, 101.
The scenes in Coast Road during and after Sunday's fatal crash