Road Safety B4368 - speed limits & roving enforcement please!
The aim of this petition is to illustrate just how many peoples lives are affected by the speed at which traffic travels the route through the Corvedale. Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee held a meeting Wednesday 2nd February 2011, but unfortunately due to the lack of publicity the majority of local people that use, or live along this route were unaware that this meeting was taking place and were therefore unable to present their views. It also seems apparent that as the Police force and County Council are targetted on reducing deaths in the county the main emphasis was on educating motorcyclists, and quoting the lowered statistics of death and injury. Whilst we are very pleased to hear that deaths and injuries are rare - we would still like it acknowledged that this road is the only shortcut from south Shropshire and Wales to Telford/Birmingham/West Midlands and as such the traffic at certain times is quite horrendous to endure for residents. This is our road - we have a right to use it too! 60mph for this small and winding road is NOT a safe speed limit and small communities, such as Corfton have no lower speed limit and have a significant amount of residents trying to pull out of their drives onto a supposedly empty road, to find themselves narrowly avoiding collisions with traffic travelling at excessive speeds. Furthermore, the route is a well known 'race track' for bikers; whereby they purchase a car park ticket in the midlands - race to the coast - buy another car park ticket and post their times online! They're the ones you can hear doing nearly double the speed limit at anytime from 5am Sunday morning! Non of the people that live in this area feel safe walking along the road, horse riding, or cycling, or indeed just pulling out of their drive, or lane. WE WANT SPEED LIMITS AND EFFECTIVE ROVING ENFORCEMENT PLEASE! This petition will be presented to Cecilia Motley (MP & chairwomen of the Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee), The local Police and Shropshire County Council to give them an accurate idea of how many people are affected (daily) by this issue. PLEASE SIGN BY 18/02/2011