A sign of the times in Gdynia Way
REFERENCE the article in Wednesday's Herald regarding Simon Turner and his fine for driving 38mph along Gdynia Way.
Ever since this road has been re-opened I've been incensed driving through it.
The one sign of 30mph was not there at the beginning, it seemed to be an afterthought and is in a position some way before you enter the road, a position where ones sole concentration is on who's going where? You have buses turning right which can block the view of the sign and cars tuning left to Plymstock and by this time you're into Gdynia Way.
Once in this road you never see another 30mph sign, but you have signs that show you that you cannot stop and counting both directions you have, I think 16, "no U turn" signs. I do not think there is hardly a place one could do a U turn in the whole road, perhaps a three point turn but then you would have to stop, but hey your not allowed to stop.
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There are signs for "average speed cameras in operation". What does that mean?
I looked it up in the Highway Code and it doesn't exist and to get an average when I went to school you would have to go over 30 and below 30 within that road otherwise the sign would mean absolutely nothing?
Why don't they put more 30mph signs up, because it would make it a lot easier for drivers, but possibly less revenue for whoever reaps the benefit of the fines.
I really feel for Mr Turner and I think he has a case and if I was him I'd certainly take the matter further.
Please could Natalie Hatswell explain her comment that the cameras are absolutely working, because in my view that statement means absolutely nothing?
I think most people are driving slower through Gdynia Way because they are bewildered, 16 U-turn signs, average speed cameras in operation, no stopping signs, everybody doing different speeds with most wondering what they should be doing?
We waited a long time for this road to re-open and it is a shambles.
J F SMITH