We need speed bumps here!
Reported via mobile in the Damaged Speed Humps category anonymously at 14:44, Fri 23 September 2022
Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3844082.
I wondered if there are plans to install speed bumps along Langlands Drive once it gets adopted by the parish council?
Cars already go very fast down this road which is on a bend and that is while it is still under construction.
With there being a car park located at the top of the road which will be used by the secondary school it is likely to have many young drivers using the road soon.
It would be great to hear your thoughts on this
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State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:44, Fri 23 September 2022
Investigation: Completed (No Action Necessary) - Thank you for your enquiry regarding speeding motorists and the possibility for traffic calming measures to be considered on Langlands Drive in Moulton, Northampton.
Naturally, we do understand the worries that drivers travelling too fast can have, especially in close-knit residential areas. A driver should know from the Highway Code, that in built-up places, the speed limit is automatically 30 mph (48 km/h) unless otherwise indicated. Please be aware that permanent traffic calming measures such as build-outs, chicanes, speed humps etc. are expensive for the local highway authority to consider, install and maintain. Therefore, any traffic calming would initially require an agreement with the locally elected Councillors, followed by public consultation on proposals for traffic calming. Sadly such suggestions may not be entirely popular with all the residents, as they could create parking restrictions and a possible increase in traffic noise pollution outside properties. Introducing such highway measures will also unfortunately do little to stop inconsiderate and/or inexperienced drivers, determined ‘joy riders’ or ‘outlaw bikers’ etc. or local individuals from speeding or careless driving in general.
Concerning speeding motorists in general. This road safety concern would ultimately be a matter for Northamptonshire Police. If any road has access by the public then the police do have the ability to decide on taking appropriate action against drivers that may be breaking road traffic laws and can also consider operating speed surveys/data gathering. Such requests can be done via your local Neighborhood Policing Team by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by following the link on the Northants Police website: Neighbourhood Policing Teams | Northamptonshire Police (northants.police.uk).
A proactive road safety action that residents of Langlands Drive concerned about speeding may wish to consider, is running a Community Speed Watch initiative to help cut speeding in their neighbourhood. The Police’s Community Speed Watch initiative provides all that is needed to be able to catch speeding drivers and allowing the public to take control of such problems in their community. For further information on creating a local Community Speed Watch scheme please follow the link https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ road-safety/ speed-limits-control-and-community-speed-watch or to get in touch with the Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, you can call 01604 888113, email: email@example.com or write to: Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, East House, Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ.
Thank you again for your enquiry and we hope that this information is of some help to you.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:13, Mon 26 September 2022
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.