|Common sense signage not permitted|
Full details are not available, but it is evident that excessive speed was the cause of the accident which closed the busy road for two hours, causing tailbacks and frustration aplenty.
Although there is a 30 MPH speed limit in place, motorists persist in speeding along this stretch and are often caught out by traffic exiting from side roads onto the A379. The 30 MPH repeater sign temporarily sited at 'gantry island', Maidencombe Cross has no effect whatsoever and should now be removed.
Torbay council Highways state that their hands are tied with central government legislation.
I wonder if a sign similar to our mock-up (above) would make motorists slow down?
However, since when did common sense prevail in these days of political correctness and madness?