On the 15th March we have had another serious car crash adding to the long list of aweful accidents on this stretch of the A379 between Exminster and Kenton. The road is currently set at the national speed limit of 60mph for cars and motorbikes. Its a deadly piece of road with limited visibility, property turnings on tight corners and a very diverse amount of users from cycling clubs to the freight Lorries and double decker buses. Unless we get this road redused to 40mph we will have to deal with many more accidents and I'm sure more fatalities. I do not understand how a twisty road with houses on tight bends, a long history of bad accidents and such a diverse amount of road users can have such a speed limit. The road can not take more than 40mph. If you are a user of this road you will know how dangerous it is!!! I ask that you take the time to sign this petition and help prevent accidents or deaths in the future.
Thankyou very much for your comments and support. This is extremely valuable information and will be used to put pressure on the authorities to get the road improved as soon as possible. In total we have over 400 signatures in just 2-3 weeks and these will now be presented along with a report on the road. It's not so much the number that is important but the comments of the residents and road users. I will post any updates as I get them. Please keep your comments coming on the petition and let people know who you think would be interested in what we are trying to do.
The Petitions have been handed to the leader of Devon County council and an inspection has been launched into the safety of the road I have been told. This report will not be ready till June at the earliest, but it is a step in the right direction. I will update when I have more news.
Many thanks for your help.