Following the introduction of a 20mph limit across the borough, RAWW requested some additional signs, particularly in Durham Road, and removal of some legacy 30mph signs. The Council responded and implemented the changes. However, the speed limit continues to be exceeded by many drivers.
The Safety Transport police stopped and spoke with motorists exceeding the speed limit on Copse Hill and Worple Road on a couple of occasions but are not able to do this on a regular basis. An option is to introduce a Community Roadwatch scheme. This gives local residents the opportunity to work with their local Safety Transport police teams and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles in their communities. Warning letters are issued by the Safety Transport police where appropriate. Following 1 or 2 reminders a fine may be issued. The local Safety Transport police are willing to give a talk and train volunteers once Covid restrictions are lifted. We propose to contact them at this time to explore the Community Roadwatch scheme and set up a meeting with interested residents. Members of RAWW will be notified of this in the Updates.
Another possibility being explored is to change the design of humps where these do not go across the road as a single hump to increase their safety and effectiveness.