I live on a "rat run" leading to Falmouth town centre and we have had a 20mph speed limit on our road for the last 6 months.

The vast majority of drivers using the road totally ignore the limit - many travelling at speeds in excess of 40 mph.

Indeed when the limit was 30mph a Cornwall County Council survey of the road in 2021 by the Highways Department revealed that a substantial proportion of drivers exceeded even that speed limit knowing no enforcement action would be taken.

Our town (and county) Councillor Jayne Kirkham met residents before Christmas and, whilst sympathising with our complaints about speeding drivers said that the County Councillor responsible for Highways was opposed to "traffic calming measures".

She said she would ask Highways to do another survey but was not hopeful that the results would lead to traffic complying with the 20mph speed limit.

Many residents on our road are forced to walk on the highway because there is no pavement on one side. Numerous road traffic accidents have occurred in the past (most not reported to the police because we all know no action would be taken).

Luckily, to date, as far as I am aware, in recent years there have been no injuries. Why waste taxpayers money introducing a 20mph speed limit in much of the county's built up areas when it is unenforceable.

P J Sudbury

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