There are calls for a stretch of the A38 in Plymouth to have its speed limit cut from 70 to 50 mph, in an attempt to cut accidents, congestion and emissions.
Plymouth Live reports that Conservative councillors say the 70mph limit to be cut to 50mph “to improve road safety”, while a recent closure of a nearby road meant more congestion as vehicles were directed towards the a roundabout on the road. One councillor told the website, “At the very least, speed on the A38 should be reduced as a temporary measure.”
Councillors have also raised concerns about noise levels and air pollution from traffic on the route.
Labour Councillor Mark Coker, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, said: “Every single collision on Plymouth’s roads is of great concern to the Council.
“The A38 is part of the network owned and operated by Highways England but we work closely with them and the Peninsula Road Safety Partnership to minimise the risk of road injuries and fatalities in the city.”
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