North Esplanade West Enforcement
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 8:00 am
Motorists seem oblivious to new signage which not only highlights that speed enforcement may take place but also confirms the limit is 30mph on North Esplanade West.
The signs which form part of NESCAMPs ‘A956 Ellon roundabout to Cove roundabout’ Route, feature a ‘Box Brownie’ camera sign and a 30mph speed limit sign, set on a blue background and have been in position since July.
However during September over the course of four visits and six hours of speed enforcement 120 motorists were detected.
Julie Smith, Communications Officer from NESCAMP said ‘to detect an average of over 20 offences per hour at any site is very, very disappointing.
The new signage highlights that the speed limit is 30mph yet motorists continue to drive in excess of that limit.
I would like to stress that dual carriageways within the city do not automatically have a 40mph speed limit. In fact there are over ten such roads in Aberdeen which are subject to a 30mph limit.
Motorists must remember that the speed limit is there for the safety of all road users’.