speed survey doesn't reflect the true position, say residents
in Highbridge say a speed survey along a busy town road does not
reflect the true problem of speeding there.
concerns from local residents, Somerset County Council installed
a Speed Indicator Device in Worston Road between 26th March and
rather than finding a speeding problem, the survey revealed that
the average speed of vehicles is 18mph - which is well below the
councillor John Parkes, right, who lives in Worston Road,
told a Town Council meeting this week: "The device was located
on a slow stretch of the road and we understand that for three
days the device was not working due to a battery problem, so the
results do not fairly reflect the speeding issues here."
won't let this go - we will ask the County Council to properly
record the speeds of traffic here so that the problem is fully
said that he sees numerous instances of speeding along the road
every week and that residents are keen to seen safety improvements.
last year, two children had to dive into my front garden to avoid
being knocked over by a passing car that was being driven too
quickly," he said.