Dry Drayton Community Speedwatch
Speedwatch comes to Scotland Road
Readers of the Dry Drayton Village Newsletter will no doubt already be aware of the Community Speedwatch activities at Scotland Road. Following a spate of speed-related incidents here earlier this year wherein two cars were written off, two pedestrian lives put at risk, a set of concrete bollards wiped out and numerous pets killed we have decided to do something about the speeding problem.
A recent police traffic survey revealed that 5777 drivers speed past our homes every week, almost 5000 of them heading northbound towards Dry Drayton. That's roughly 1/3 of vehicles (32%).
Our own Speedwatch activities confirm that most of the speeding occurs early morning from 5.30am on weekdays, and during the commuter hours, when traffic including commercial vehicles and even articulated lorries hurtle through at speeds of up to 58mph.
Sadly we missed out on the traffic calming measures introduced to the main village in 2004, but we¹re hoping to convince the council to support us in reducing the speed limit to 30mph, and also to introduce some form of traffic calming to make the speed reduction more effective.
We¹re grateful to all the law-abiding drivers who pass through Scotland Road many of them our neighbours from Dry Drayton and surrounding villages. We hope you¹ll continue to support us in our bid to get the speeds down, before a more serious accident occurs and lives are lost.
Liz Potter on behalf of Scotland Road Community Speedwatch
Some of the volunteers from Scotland Road Community Speedwatch, with John Fuller, Police Community Engagement Officer