County Councillor Ray Wootten is calling for action following complaints of excessive speeding on the Gonerby Road, Gonerby Hill Foot, Grantham, which is a 30 mph zone.
A retired Police Officer, Cllr Wootten says that excess speeding can result in involvement in a road traffic collision, penalty points on your licence, a fine or disqualification. Average speed cameras on the A1 near Colsterworth catch approximately 250 motorists each month exceeding the national speed limit, which does not include the temporary 50mph limit near the new Grantham relief road underpass.
Cllr Wootten writes: 'When I served as a Police Officer, I dealt with numerous injury accidents which resulted in the death of a loved one. Having to deliver that message to family members is something you or they never forget, so please keep to the speed limit.’
The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and the local Police have been asked to examine what can be done to further enforce the 30mph on this stretch of road. According to the RAC Foundation, last year 2.4 million speeding offences were detected in England and Wales. There has been a threefold rise in serious speeding during lockdown, even though vehicle volumes are down significantly. Government figures show that 63% of vehicles in a 30mph zone and 53% of motorists on motorways exceed the limits. Weekends show the biggest increases in speeding across all types of roads.