Council survey finds no speeding problem

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There will be no new speed restrictions on an Oakham road after a speed survey found most drivers were sticking to speed limits.

Rutland County Council monitored motorists in Barleythorpe Road, Oakham, for a week in April after complaints about speeding from residents.

The results of the survey were released last week, revealing no issue with speeding.

A council spokesman said: “Results show the average speed during this period was 30mph and that a zebra crossing remains the most appropriate form of pedestrian crossing for this section of highway.

“The council understands that traffic can have a significant effect on people’s lives and we continue to welcome suggestions from residents about reducing the impact of traffic in their communities.

“Separate to this survey, the beacons on Barleythorpe Road zebra crossing have now been upgraded as part of an ongoing programme of improvements to pedestrian crossings throughout the county and we will be meeting with residents in due course to discuss any further concerns they may have.”

John Learoyd, who lives in Barleythorpe Road, was one of those who called for the speed survey.