new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

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new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by billinom8s » Jan 19th, '19, 16:10

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If it's a safety issue then why not put lots of speed humps down?
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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by menzies3032 » Jan 19th, '19, 16:22

The speeders were relentless because it is a dual carriage way without our a house or walk way in sight but rather then being 70mph for some reason it’s 50. Lord knows why
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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by Mervin » Jan 19th, '19, 17:04

that road is a bloody cheapskate half baked menace, why oh why has it got traffic lights on it instead of a flyover an slip roads to keep traffic moving , and as for the 50 mph limit well that is bloody stupid , the from Barnstaple to Braunton is annoying at 50 but it has crossing points so I can see why , but that road is bloody stupidity
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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by Ming » Jan 19th, '19, 18:20

Try bimbling along it at 50mph on a bike early doors and you'll be lucky not to get rammed. I'm in a van so a bit more noticeable but most are doing 70 to 80 when they come past. Not a problem if you treat it like a dual carriageway and actually check your mirrors.
The council originally said the 50mph limit was to reduce emissions and lower the noise level for nearby residents.

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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by Mervin » Jan 19th, '19, 18:38

Yes and i heard the other day the reason for average speed cameras was because residents where complaining about the vehicles speeding on it ,
and as for the 10% + 2mph this article states you can be done for 1mph over
https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... ge-1803391
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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by scorcher » Jan 19th, '19, 21:20

Mervin wrote:
Jan 19th, '19, 18:38
and as for the 10% + 2mph this article states you can be done for 1mph over
https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... ge-1803391
You could be but it’s incredibly highly unlikely.

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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by TLS-Moose » Jan 21st, '19, 12:58

Couple of points ......
The reason for the speed limits is road design. In order to save costs the road was built on a narrower corridor, with steeper cutting sides and visibility splays than modern design guides call for on a 70mph road.
The reason for a single carriageway bridge at Penn Inn and the lights at the Torquay end is cost, plain and simple.
All the issues with the road come down to cost - everything was pared to a minimum to get the project off the ground.
Ironically, that road would be safer at 70 than the main A38 through Dean Prior (the wiggly bit near Buckfastleigh) at 50, yet the speed limits are the other way around!
Safety is not the issue, as to the best of my knowledge there have been no fatal (or serious even) accidents on that stretch of road, so this is perhaps more about revenue streams ....
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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by Ming » Jan 21st, '19, 13:10

Yeah, I heard the road was compromised by cost and that flyover at Penn Inn causes more tailbacks at the evening rush hour than the old roundabout system did!

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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by Robbo87 » Jan 21st, '19, 15:48

TLS-Moose wrote:
Jan 21st, '19, 12:58
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Safety is not the issue, as to the best of my knowledge there have been no fatal (or serious even) accidents on that stretch of road, so this is perhaps more about revenue streams ....
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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by ptolemyx » Jan 22nd, '19, 07:18

Glad I'm north of the county where there are no speed limits or poorly designed roads........


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Re: new bypass from Newton to Torquay gets magic cameras,'for safety'

Post by Mervin » Jan 22nd, '19, 18:03

ptolemyx wrote:
Jan 22nd, '19, 07:18
Glad I'm north od the county where there are no speed limits or poorly designed roads........


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A361 ??? yes the north is a bit better , but all roads now seem to be built down tothe lowest cost
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