Village road limit unchanged - despite traffic cops nabbing speeders

The police speed trap caught more than 20 motorists at Queenzieburn
The police speed trap caught more than 20 motorists at Queenzieburn

A SPEED trap caught 24 drivers breaking the limit on the A803 through Queenzieburn in a single day, but a senior council official maintains the restriction need not be lowered.

Members of Queenzieburn Community Council have been campaigning for years to have the limit lowered from 40 to 30 miles an hour, and submitted a 204-signature petition in support to North Lanarkshire Council last month.

As a result, the trap was set by police officers to assess the situation and give members of the planning and transportation committee a better idea of the nature of motorists who drive through the village.

However, in a letter to Ruby Keir, chairwoman of the community council, North Lanarkshire Council stated that the speed limit would not be lowered as average speeds were not excessive.

But Mrs Keir said this week: “The issue isn’t what the average speed is. The issue is that 24 people were caught speeding on that small bit of road in such a short space of time – that’s what the real problem is. We are determined not to let this go.”

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