speed limit reduction on A426

Mr S Clipson made this Freedom of Information request to Warwickshire County Council

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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

I resided in a bedsit in Rugby for 1 month and travelled on the A426 from Southam to Rugby and from Rugby to Southam during September 2011 when it had a national
speed limit for the majority of the distance, I would like to know why, now that I have recently moved to Rugby permanently, this limit is now reduced for the entire distance to 50MPH through open countryside.

I note during my daily journey that the majority of road users maintain the previous speed limit but now no longer reduce their speed when travelling though Kites Hardwick as the limit is now all the same

Yours faithfully,

Mr S Clipson

Warwickshire County Council

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Dear Mr Clipson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Your request for information has now been considered.   The information
you have requested is enclosed.

I resided in a bedsit in Rugby for 1 month and travelled on the A426 from
Southam to Rugby and from Rugby to Southam during September 2011 when it
had a national speed limit for the majority of the distance, I would like
to know why, now that I have recently moved to Rugby permanently, this
limit is now reduced for the entire distance to 50MPH through open
countryside.
I note during my daily journey that the majority of road users maintain
the previous speed limit but now no longer reduce their speed when
travelling though Kites Hardwick as the limit is now all the same.

The reduced speed limit of 50mph which has been implemented along the
A426, is as a result of a significant number of accidents involving
injuries. In association with the reduced speed limit, other engineering
measures (signs, markings and bollards) have also been provided, to try
and address the number of accidents, which will hopefully result in a
reduction of people being injured.

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Yours sincerely

Dot Beezley - Freedom of Information Administrative Assistant

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