PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 July 2019 Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter Speed limits between the A1214 roundabout and the Foxhall Road junction along the A12 are in line for speed limit changes. Picture: Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A final decision on controversial speed limit changes to the A12 near Martlesham will be made later this year, after discussions were pushed back for better proposals to come forward. The proposed changes to the A12 in Martlesham. The red lines will be 40mph zones while the blue will be 50mph. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS/ARCHANTThe decision on reducing the speed limit to 40mph and 50mph on the stretch of the A12 between the Foxhall Road and A1214 junctions was due to go to cabinet member Mary Evans next week.But Mrs Evans confirmed that the plans were not in a state to be approved, and has tasked officers and developers with making changes.It came after the council's development and regulation committee branded the plans "ludicrous", which … [Read more...] about A12 Martlesham speed limit changes
Sheppey bridge speed limit
PUBLISHED: 16:04 11 June 2019 Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter The A12 roundabout in Martlesham with the A1214 already has traffic lights - but otehrs are proposed at the Tesco and Foxhall Road junctions. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Plans to introduce 40mph and 50mph speed limits on a key section of the A12 have been vehemently rejected, after being branded "ludicrous". Robert Whiting said reducing speed limits wouldn't matter if traffic was gridlocked on the A12 from a huge increase in car numbers. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNAs part of the 2,000-homes Brightwell Lakes development near Martlesham's Adastral Park, Suffolk County Council's development and regulation committee were asked to consider changes to the A12.It proposed to introduce speed limits of 40mph and 50mph between the Foxhall Road junction and the A1214 roundabout, as well as limits on Foxhall Road and Ipswich Road.The committee was recommended to approve the plans, which must go to … [Read more...] about Decision made on A12 speed limits
San Diegans can drive with little fear of getting a speeding ticket on scores of streets throughout the city — including heavily trafficked stretches of Balboa Avenue, Camino del Rio South, Morena Boulevard, Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and even Zoo Place. The situation is the result of a little known state law that’s vexing cities across California. It says that in many cases officials must raise speed limits or give up handing out tickets using radar or other electronic devices. While many San Diegans would rather see lower speed limits than more enforcement, others have called for allowing cars to go faster, said Wally Wulfeck, chair of the Community Planners Committee, which represents the city’s more than 50 community planning groups.“It depends on the street,” Wulfeck said. “Some say leave it low, other people say don’t slow me down. “In general, there’s not enough (law enforcement) resources to really be serious about all … [Read more...] about San Diego communities have urged officials to keep speed limits low in conflict with state law. Now officers can’t use radar guns on those stretches of road.
Video PUBLISHED: 05:30 24 February 2019 | UPDATED: 08:21 24 February 2019 Suffolk's police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore expressed his shock at the number of speeders caught on the A14 and A12 in 2018 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Drivers may finally be getting the message, Suffolk’s crime chief has said as the number of motorists snapped speeding on the Orwell Bridge plunged to a three-year low. The number of people caught speeding over the A14 Orwell Bridge fell to a three-year low in January 2019 Picture: LUCY TAYLORJust over 150 people were clocked exceeding the 60mph limit last month – the lowest ever figure for January.In the same month last year 200 were caught even with one of the cameras being broken, and in January 2017 297 were snapped speeding.Fixed cameras went live on the bridge in July 2016, and since then almost 14,000 drivers have been caught speeding. Last year, the number remained constant despite one of the westbound cameras being … [Read more...] about People are still breaking the speed limit on the Orwell Bridge
Speed limits on most rural, two-lane highways in Minnesota are increasing from 55 mph to 60 mph. And yes, it’s safe, state officials say, following a five-year study. The increased speed limit on some 5,240 miles of state highways — that’s 77 percent of state two-laners — is effective as soon as signs go up. In fact, many are already up, and installations will continue through the spring, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS? In 2014, the Legislature directed MNDOT to study whether speed limits could be safely increased. That study just finished, concluding that it is safe for most stretches of road. MNDOT wasn’t actually required to increase the speed limit — the measure passed by lawmakers said the transportation commissioner “may” increase them. Exactly why MNDOT decided to go for it isn’t clear. We’re waiting for an answer. HOW CAN THIS BE SAFE? It turns out everyone was already … [Read more...] about Minnesota speed limits are increasing on rural two-lane highways. The state says it’s safe.