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Speed limit reduction

Reported via mobile in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 08:54, Sunday 11 April 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The speed limit along this section of the Drayton road should be reduced from 40mph to 30mph as it is a residential area. This would align it with similar roads and speed limits in neighbouring villages. A digital speed limit sign would also be beneficial to remind motorists of their speed along the road. Lots of families and elderly people live along this part of the road and it much less safe as a 40mph road, and drivers often exceed this speed limit.

I have raised this previously and the response received was not satisfactory. There are local residential ‘pockets’ with a 30mph speed limit. This section of the Drayton Road should be the same. As there are street lights and houses on the main road it is a residential area, therefore a 30mph zone.

There have been a number of traffic accidents on this section of the road, including one last weekend where two parked cars were damaged and written off by a car which was speeding.

Council ref: ENQ21892235

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:54, Sunday 11 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report. The B4016 between Drayton and Sutton Courtenay does not meet Department for Transport or Oxfordshire County Council criteria for a reduction in the speed limit to a 30mph restriction, Drayton road is similar to the adjacent Milton Road which also has a 40mph speed restriction in place. We would be happy to discuss the possibility of either a Vehicle Activated sign or a Speed Indicator Device in Drayton Road but this would need external funding such as the local Parish Council.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:34, Wednesday 28 April 2021

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