Limit on A49 Ross to Hereford Road
travelling along the A49 from Ross to Hereford, I had never
really thought much about the speed limit - just about arriving
at my destination. Well that was until I saw the after effects
of an accident on the A49 in which a blue corsa and three
other cars had been in a pile up.
effect that the accident had on me was to make me think,
'60mph on an A road - especially the Longest "A" road in
the County, and in my eyes the most dangerous too, is far
too fast. In some places, the limit is 40 mph but for 75%
of the journey to Hereford it is 60.
are many groups on 'Facebook' such as 'Stop Road Death on
A49', This is my point, reduce the speed limit from 60mph
to 50mph, this would reduce the number of road accidents
and the number of lives being taken away.
you support me in this opinion, a petition is already up
and running on 'Facebook'. Is it fair to the victims families
to have to go through that? Is it worthwhile letting more
Barlow Chairman of Herefordshire Youth Council Chairman
of Ross Youth Forum
you for that Ricky. I agree that there are far too many
accidents on the A49. However, while reducing the speed
limit would in theory make the road safer, the likelihood
of those intent on driving too fast sticking to the limit
it is another matter. Better enforcement is needed and stiffer
penalties to those who disregard the speed limits. I do
believe that plans are in the pipeline to try to address
this very serious issue.