Speed limit to be lowered in well-known accident blackspot?

The A38 in East Brent. Picture: Google

The A38 in East Brent. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

Councillors have called for the speed limit to be lowered in a well-known accident blackspot to prevent dangerous driving.

Somerset County Council has released a proposal to lower the speed limit on the A38 between the Edithmead roundabout and East Brent from 60 to 40mph.

The proposal follows a long campaign launched by Sedgemoor District Council.

Cllr Bob Filmer, who led the charge to slow down the road, said: “The speed limit changes from 30mph to 40mph, before becoming unrestricted.

“People speed up to make up for lost time but you quickly hit a junction, followed by a number of very busy turnings.

“This is extremely dangerous patch of road and we want to get speed down to a managable level.”

The proposal is open to public consultation.

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Feedback should be submitted to Somerset County Council, Traffic Management, B2 West, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY, quoting reference KT25012019 by March 5.