'Shock' speeding study in Burnham's Marine Drive sparks call for
brand new study has this week revealed that thousands of motorists
are continuing to exceed the 30mph speed limit along Marine Drive
in Burnham-On-Sea, with some travelling at over 50mph, prompting
a 'shocked' councillor to call for more action to combat the problem.
data gathered by a Somerset County Council during two weeks this
month has found some drivers are travelling at more than 50mph.
19,499 vehicles monitored by the device between October 30th and
November 12th, just 6,772 were travelling at the 30mph limit or
11,863 vehicles were travelling at between 30-40mph and 816 were
driving at 40-50mph. A
further 48 vehicles were clocked at over 50mph.
figures were discussed by town councillors at their latest meeting
on Monday (November 24th).
Paul Young told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "It's actually
quite a shock that some motorists are driving along this residential
road at over 50mph."
clearly needs to be done to address this to reduce the number
putting people's safety at risk."
needs to be done to make it safer. I'd like to see new painted
lines along the road to make it feel narrower and less like a
wide, open road. Perhaps we also need higher-profile policing
figures, gathered by Somerset County Council for the Town Council
using a Speed Indicator Device (pictured above), have been passed
to the police who will consider stepping up speed checks.
spokesman for Somerset County Council said there are currently
no plans to introduce traffic calming measures in Marine Drive.