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Grossly misleading and outdated sign

Reported in the Road traffic signs category anonymously at 21:55, Wed 1 June 2016

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 5 minutes later

When the speed limit in Julian Rd was 30mph a sign was erected advising the speed limit was 20mph when the lights were flashing to protect the nearby school. The limit has been 20mph for a long time but the sign remains implying the limit is 30 whenever the sign is not flashing. That is wrong and may account for aggressive tailgating I encounter there. It brings the law into disrepute. It also makes the Council appear incompetent.

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  • I endorse the comment above. I reported this 3 years ago on Fix My Street ( report/ 416027) - I received only an acknowledgement, no proper reply - and it has been reported to the council by others too. The 'part-time' 20 mph sign is dangerous because it implies the limit is 30 mph at other times.

    Posted anonymously at 16:51, Wed 8 June 2016

  • A further comment: I think the Council loves putting up road signs and feels it has to spend all the budget it has allocated for this (hence the proliferation of them at the east end of Julian Road). The other side of this is that it is totally against the grain for it to take road signage down when it is no longer needed.

    Posted anonymously at 17:01, Wed 8 June 2016

  • I checked with the Council and they tell me the outcome of the previous report was 'NO FURTHER ACTION'. No reason was given. If you are given a reason why the 'part-time' 20 mph sign and flashing lights (which have an associated electricity cost) should remain, please post it here. This issue may require some more concerted action by local groups.

    Posted anonymously at 12:06, Thu 9 June 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:49, Wed 29 June 2016

  • No response from BANES. Nothing. Zilch.

    Posted anonymously at 22:49, Wed 29 June 2016

  • You could try to write to your local councillor (or to the councillor for Abbey ward if you don't live in it as that is where the signs are) and express your concerns, telling them that the Council have given no reason why the signs should be retained. List of councillors at: mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=WARD

    Posted anonymously at 23:30, Wed 29 June 2016

  • The lights are still there (flashing when children are arriving at or leaving the school) but the notices incorrectly advising of a part-time 20 mph speed limit were finally taken down a few weeks ago. This is some 4 years after the matter was first reported to the Council.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 00:37, Sun 2 July 2017

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