I cannot accept that under the Road Safety legislation there isn't some guidance about notification of the speed limit of 30mph.
Motorists will not understand that the distance between lamposts is the criteria to judge the legal speed limit.
In fact it doesn't make sense does it?
This case involves a change of the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph.
The stretch of the road is outside a Retirement Village recently built and houses 285 Apartments and over 300 geriatric residents.
Drivers are oblivious of the 30mph limit and are travelling at speeds up to 60mph.
We have had the police lay a speed trap last week.
In one hour they prosecuted 20 motorist and sent 7 off for speed awareness courses.
Adequete signage would have solved all this. But no signs are in place .
If someone is injured then I intend to make someone held to account.
Surely it cannot be a defence that the motorist should have measured the distance between lamposts and then reduced his speed.
SO what are the Health & Safety Laws about this matter.
Who is responsible for Road Safety and the enforcement of the law?
AS an experienced Lawyer you must be able to predict what the courts will make of all this.