"Thought I'd stick on a thread for general blether."
Hi, I am a newbie to the forum. Live in Westhill, passed my driving test in 1971, did an advanced course with Grampian police in 1976, did another in 1991.
Lately, there has been much printed about the 61 road deaths in Grampian this year. Speed seems to be a major influencing factor in a number of said accidents.
There has also been printed much about speed cameras, NESCAMP and the Portlethen road works, with the speed cameras set down at 50mph from 70mph in both directions. A number who have been caught driving at excessive speed, most seem to have been doing 61mph, going by the press (letters page in P & J and Evening Express). Having read the contents of the following web sites, I telephoned and wrote to NESCAMP asking if in their opinion, the enforcement of the 50mph speed limit at the Portlethen road works was legally enforceable. I still await their response. If one reads the legislation regarding road markings, signage and associated lighting of said, there seems on the face of it to be a contradiction of what is required in law, and what is at the actual site. Signs are being hidden by other ones, (a 610 was hiding a 670, a works exit is hiding a 610) 670 repeater signs do not have the same illumination as the primary 670 speed limit signs, the distance between the signs do not seem to meet the legal requirements, the initial 670 and the 671 at the ends are not illuminated, re Scedule 17 (1) and (10) of The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002.
After the telephone call to NESCAMP, the first 610 which was obstructing the view of the 670 was moved.
Having spoken to the local roads department, City and Shire, they claim that they do not have enough cash to rectify the anomalies in the signs throughout the region, which brings into question the legality of the roads signage within Aberdeenshire as a whole.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Ps, a still have a clean lisence and have no pending charges. (So far)
Malky @ Westhillhttp://www.opsi.gov....02/20023113.htmhttp://www.nescamp.co.uk/news.htm
(Questions about declared distances between the signs and what is actually required)http://www.abd.org.u...limit_signs.htm
Edited by Kingfisher, 24 December 2006 - 06:47 pm.