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Excessive Speeding

Reported via mobile anonymously at 18:31, Monday 8 August 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council less than a minute later

What I believe is the B480 that runs between Cutmill Corner to Tetsworth is “yes” in certain places 30 MPH speed limit, however unbelievably the 60 MPH National speed limit applies! I have lost count how many, in particular white vans of which are actually doing this speed along here. Today, I had another bust up with a driver right on my backside who said “ It’s 60 mph, although I said it it was actually 30 MPH where we were arguing! There is horses & farm machinery continuously going along this road, not to mention animals crossing! It’s only a matter of time before there is a fatality! Strange how other country lanes have been allocated 30 MPH, but not this road?

Council ref: ENQ22931250

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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 18:32, Monday 8 August 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Indeed a section of the road from Cut Mill to Tetsworth is subject to a 30mph speed limit and this is where it passes through the hamlet of Stoke Talmage. There are the larger 30mph signs on the approaches in both directions along with the round sign with the black line at about a 45 degree angle which denotes that the speed limit has finished and the route is not subject to a local speed limit (and the National Speed Limits apply). This is not unusual for many minor roads that are sided by fields and hedges. This is by no means to say that vehicles should travel at high speeds and the responsibility remains with the driver to travel at a speed that is appropriate to such things as the road layout, other road users, the weather / road conditions encountered etc.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:44, Wednesday 31 August 2022

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