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Speeding in Malling

On 22 Dec 2014 at 10:15am Confused wrote:
The new measures that are being brought in to reduce speeding in Malling appear to have missed out the road with the biggest problem - the A26/Malling Street/Malling Down. Discuss.
On 22 Dec 2014 at 2:32pm Slarty wrote:
I'm not sure of the reason, but could it be that the A26 is a major through route and not heavily residential nor used by pedestrians very heavily and there have been few (if any) speed related accidents on it, so best to keep traffic moving?
On 22 Dec 2014 at 2:44pm Confused wrote:
Get your facts right Slarty, according to Sussex Safer Roads Partnership there has been >20 accidents on A26 between Earwig Corner and Cuilfail since 2009. There have been approx 5 for the whole area of Malling. No objection to traffic moving on A26, as long as it is not going too fast.

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On 22 Dec 2014 at 3:10pm Daniel wrote:
There are homes and businesses between the tunnel and Earwig Corner. The speed limit should be 30 mph. I do not think traffic calming measures should be used, due to the volume of traffic. I do think that road signs are placed to remind drivers there is speed limit.

On 22 Dec 2014 at 3:48pm Slarty wrote:
@ Confused. Firstly, it did not provide any facts. I'm fairly sure....yes, I can see it now....I used the words "could it be" and also asked about "speed related accidents". By that I meant accidents that were caused by excessive speed, where speed was a factor in the accident. I can only see 17 accidents marked in that 5-year period, with some just off it like on the B2192 and Church Lane. So, assuming 20 accident in 5 years, how many of the 4 a year or so accidents that are along that stretch are speed related.
If speed is not the issue, why cure a problem that does not exist?
On 22 Dec 2014 at 10:49pm Why post wrote:
Slarty - argument in a telephone box springs to mind. Angry?
On 23 Dec 2014 at 12:21am Ed Can Do wrote:
A lot of the proposed stuff in Malling is pointless, it's a rare occasion you can get anywhere near 20mph with all the police cars parked everywhere. The mini-roundabout at the top of the bridge and bottom of Old Malling Way makes sense though, that's a tough junction to pull out of with no visibility in either direction.
On 23 Dec 2014 at 12:36am Mavis wrote:
Council wasting money, (see my post on street lighting) Save a paltry sum on street lighting and waste plenty more on a 20 mph scheme in areas where it's niegh on impossible to achieve more. It's classic council waste.
On 23 Dec 2014 at 4:48pm Metatron wrote:
I am suprised that there hasn't been a child knocked down yet in new malling.
I sometimes see the most ridiculous turns in a morning as people are trying to park as near as possible to the Hq.
In the winter when you are driving into the sun the parking on the hill can be very dangerous.
You don't need to put a speed limit on in the area as the roads are so full of potholes you couldn't possably speed without a spine brace.

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