RESIDENTS of a Lingfield road are drawing up a petition calling for a speed limit reduction.
Lingfield Common Road currently has speed limits of 40 and 50mph- the residents hope to present the petition to the Friday, September 21 meeting of the Surrey County Council Tandridge Local Committee asking for a 30mph limit from the road’s junction with Ray Lane to its junction with Crowhurst Road and Station Road.
The residents want double white lines to be painted on the road to prevent overtaking and they would like a police presence with speed cameras – on a regular basis covering different times of the day and night to deter and fine speeding drivers.
The lead organiser of the petition is Mrs Beverley Mann who says the residents’ concerns are:
Excess speeds on Lingfield Common Road, especially during rush hours and late at night, creating dangerous conditions and high volumes of noise
Heavy goods vehicles travelling at speed creating a high volume of noise and causing house on Lingfield Common Road to ‘shudder’
Poor sight lines, creating difficult and dangerous conditions due to speed of traffic when pulling in and out of driveways and turning in and out of residents’ roads
Dangerous conditions when walking on pavements due to narrowness of pavements and speed of traffic.
The residents claim they have launched the petition after 18 months of communication with Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, local authority representatives, further accidents, and a 2017 speed survey have not produced any speed limit reduction.
To sign the petition see http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/SpeedLCR/