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Saturday, July 12, 2008

20 mph at St Barts School

A concerned resident who has a child attending St Barts School has requested clarification of the position. There is a 20mph sign warning "school ahead" by the garage at the Stoops as motorists come into Rainhill but no such warning sign for motorists who are driving in the opposite direction towards Junction 7 of the M62.

20 MPH schemes are only advisory and motorists would not get warned or fined for being non adherent.

I have sought clarifiction myself from council officers and have been told that the speed of vehicles leaving the motorway and heading into Rainhill Village is more of an issue as opposed to the opposite direction. Additionally the footpath was of insufficient width to locate such a sign. Fortunately for the pupils of St Barts, your councillors were able to campaign for a pelican crossing at the location, which is in itself an indication to motorists to slow down and be more aware.

4 comment(s):

  • As a resident of Warrington Rd I feel I must reply to this issue.

    I acknowledge the issue regarding the 20MPH not being enforcable.

    What I see as a must is the requirement for 30MPH signs.

    The road all the way from St Barts School to the actual village, is a death trap. I often observe cars doing 60-70MPH several times a day.

    Is it possible to have these signs, or (thought I would never say this) a speed camera?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:36 pm  

  • Thanks for your comments. Warrington Road is a known "Hot spot" for speeding traffic and we have indicated the same on numerous occasions. There are hand held radar guns being used on a regular basis between the Village centre and The Ship and many motorists have been fined and cautioned. We have asked for more 30mph signs and are at present considering the possible installation of a speed indicator sign on Warrington Road.

    By Blogger Cllr. Steve Glover, at 4:17 pm  

  • I live on Mooreway, so therefore drive past St Barts school on a daily basis. Rather than motorist drivng along Warrington, I think a bigger threat to the children attending the school are the parents who park on street corners, double parking, stopping on the zigzags, speeding down Mooreway after dropping their children off.
    I understand that these issues have been broached in the past, yet I still see them everyday.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:25 pm  

  • Further to my previous comment regarding the request for more 30mph signs we have had a reply from council officers.
    What current regulations permit are 30mph signs to be erected ONLY at the interface of a change of speed limit. Thus under current regulations we cannot erect further 30mph signs as a reminder of the speed limit in force...!!!


    By Blogger Cllr. Steve Glover, at 1:05 am  

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