Monitor Grane Road’s weight limit too
THE new average speed cameras were turned on across the Grane Road this week, hopefully making one of the county’s most dangerous roads that little bit safer.
Will it have the desired effect? I hope so. Anyone who uses that road regularly will have seen dangerous speeding along there.
But I do think a bigger problem is still unsolved there – and that’s slow-moving vehicles, especially lorries.
There is supposed to be a weight limit on the road, but far more often than I see people speeding, I see lorries clearly in contravention of that limit on there, and obviously not using the road to access properties along there.
This has the effect of creating a slow road, which prompts some people to take dangerous risks in overtaking.
While that is wrong, it’s always worth remembering that prevention is better than cure.
Would it be so hard for the police to man, even on a monthly basis, checks to ensure the lorry drivers flouting the rules knew they had even the slightest chance of being caught?
Convincing more big vehicle drivers off the Grane Road would have at least as much impact on safety as tackling speed.