New study: 53% of Burnham drivers breaking speed limit on busy
calls have been made for safety improvements along a busy Burnham-On-Sea
road this week after a new survey revealed over half of drivers
are exceeding the 30mph limit.
speed indicator device installed in Burnham's Stoddens Road recorded
53% of drivers exceeding the 30mph limit during an 11-day period
study of 19,282 vehicles found 9,907 were over the limit and drove
between 30mph-40mph, while 418 vehicles travelled between 40mph-50mph,
and 12 vehicles travelled over 50mph.
town councillor Ken Smout, who has campaigned for extra safety
measures along the road, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "The
figures are quite a shock. They show the problem of speeding in
Stoddens Road is not due to holidaymakers - it's residents, so
we are our own worst enemy."
like to see more traffic calming measures and more done by the
police to identify the peak times of the day, so that intelligence-led
checks can be carried out to catch the drivers."
Burnham's County Councillor, Peter Burridge-Clayton, pictured,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The results certainly highlight
that traffic calming measures are needed in Stoddens Road."
pleased that I have two schemes going ahead this financial year
to address the problems - one will be near Rectory Road where
extra signs and an anti-skid road surface are to be introduced,
and the other is at the sharp bend near the BASC Ground entrance
where extra traffic calming measures are to be introduced."
work, which is due to be completed before April - weather permitting
- is aimed at reducing traffic speeds following several accidents
in recent years.
have been several crashes at the busy BASC Ground bend where cars
have gone into the ditch. And at the Rectory Road bend, several
cars have collided with house walls.
from Burnham Police said this week that extra speed checks are
likely to be carried out during coming weeks in response to the
County Council installs the speed indicator devices (SIDs) along
roads where there are concerns about speeding. The devices display
the speed of approaching vehicles and record the information in
order to assess the need for targeted action.