Speed Reduction Improvements on Sandy Lane, Brindle
National speed limit coming into the village leads drivers to enter village at speeds greater than the 30MPH current limit.
Riley green is 40mph ,approach to Abbey Village is 40mph then 30 mph, Hoghton is 40mph prior to 30mph. Sandy Lane is less safe than these roads yet the permitted road speed is 50% more
Junction with Water Street has restricted visibility of oncoming traffic travelling along Sandy Lane.
Sandy Lane has no street lighting ,limited footpaths that
suddenly stop and pedestrians are expected to walk on the road , It
is popular road for cyclists and horse riders and has several blind
On many occasions vehicles can be seen in the hedge bottoms. In November 2019 there were 3 incidents and it was not icy conditions
This ePetition ran from 13/12/2019 to 08/05/2020 and has now finished.
106 people signed this ePetition.
Where a speed limit is set unrealistically low for a particular road function or surrounding environment, it will likely be ineffective at communicating its purpose of reducing vehicle speed. At the present time, no incidents have been recorded within the vicinity of the village within the last 5 years that indicates the presence of a current speed related road safety concern. On this basis, we are unable to recommend traffic calming measures at this time.
Sandy Lane may feature incidents that did not result in injury and, therefore, not recorded. However, we will be introducing speed awareness signs, which we have used previously at this location. These will be installed again from July 2020 for three months.
Historical villages situated along primary routes
characteristically feature buildings in close proximity to the
highway. This often reduces the width of available footway space
when compared to major towns and cities. Both approaches to the
village currently feature defined 'gateways' providing clearly
perceptible notification to drivers that they are entering a change
in environment. This requires them to reduce speed and be aware of
the potential increased presence of vulnerable road users.