Thursday, 29 June 2017

Speeding?

According to a report on the BBC website Cambridge City Councillor Zoe O'Connell (Trumpington, Liberal Democrat) has purchased a speed gun, which she has used to demonstrate that some buses are exceeding a 15mph speed limit in the vicinity of Cambridge Railway Station.

From the accompanying video report, it seems that the speed gun was used in the area just south of the Hills Road bridge (close to the site of last week's accident, therefore). If memory serves, this is not a public highway, so breaking the speed limit here would not be a regular traffic offence. Rather, the limit was applied by the County Council to a busway section operating on County Council land, and as such any speeding - if proven - would be a matter between the operator and the County Council (and presumably covered by the operating manual that controls so much of what happens on the Busway). If anyone has more definite information on the legal situation, please share it!

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  1. Following the recent accident near Cambridge Railway Station, the Cambridge Cycling Campaign has written to the County Council on speeding, suggesting technical solutions to provent it happening. You can read the text of the CCC letter here:

    https://www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2017/06/30/crashes-due-to-excessive-speed-on-cambridge-guided-busway/

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