Midsomer Norton 20mph speed limit proposal

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By MrLemon | Saturday, November 03, 2012, 13:22

Just got round to opening my letter from Bath and North East Somerset Councill about their plans to impose a 20mph speed limit on roads in Midsomer Norton.

An admirable plan, perhaps, but seems to me they can't enforce the current 30mph speed limit, what makes them think that 20mph will be easier.

Haven't they seen (or heard) the boy racers in town? The High Street resembles a race track for those adapted Novas and Renault 5s.

The new plans, which Midsomer Norton residents should respond to by 7 November, also shows several roads which WON'T be subject to the 20mph limit.

These include North Road and Radstock Road, on which there is Midsomer Norton Primary School and Welton Primary School!  Brilliant.

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    Good plan. Definitely include North Rd and Radstock Rd. Lorries thunder along those roads. 30mph tends to be treated as the target so it makes sense to reduce the average. Include all roads in this where there are schools and it should be a 20mph limit for the entire length of roads where children are likely to be walking alongside to / from their school. I.e. the whole of the high street, Redfield Rd, etc

    By painstick at 00:11 on 07/12/12

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    The current 30mph is an adequate speed limit, it is the cars that use the roads as a race track that would not take notice. The only places for a 20mph is at school entrances. Anyway how will this be enforced.?

    By LucyRE at 14:59 on 09/11/12

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