County Highways are considering bringing in a 40 mph speed limit at the western end of Rawreth Lane for a distance of 380 metres. This is because according to national guidelines, there should be a 40 mph limit there because of housing at the very western end of the lane .
If this goes through , drivers coming off the A1245 heading towards Rayleigh will pass through 3 separate speed limit areas:
A 40 mph limit for the first 380 metres (the area we have marked in red on the map)
Then the national speed limit (the area marked in yellow)
Then the 30 mph zone (the area marked in pink).
County Highways have asked the ward councillors (Ron and Chris) for our opinions. What do you think we should say? Would it be simpler – and maybe safer – to get rid of the ‘middle’ national speed limit section altogether?