Speed limit and activated halt signals at Springholm: EIR release

Information requested

1. We wish to know the intended duration of the trial of the experimental speed activated traffic halt signals on main street Springholm and if a trial conclusion date has been set.

2. We wish to know the methodology by which it is proposed to evaluate the success of the these experimental speed activated traffic halt signals.

3. We wish to know whether there are any concurrent trials of this technology taking place and, if so, the location of the trial(s), proposed duration(s) and evaluation date(s).

4. We wish to know the current status of any procedural processes being undertaken with a view to securing legal enforcement status in respect of drivers who do not comply with a red light presented by speed activated traffic halt signals.

5. We wish to know which residential trunk road streets under Transport Scotland's control are currently undergoing or about to commence approved 20 MPH speed limit trials, when these trials commenced/are to commence and when it is anticipated that each trial will be concluded and evaluated.

6. We wish to know which residential trunk road streets under Transport Scotland's control are currently the subject of discussions in respect of possible 20 MPH speed limit trials.

7. We wish to know with respect to residential trunk road streets falling within the category set out in either numbered paragraphs 5. or 6. the most recent 12 month traffic volumes of each street, pre Covid-19 lockdowns e.g. 2019 calendar year.

8. We wish to know, with regard to the promotion of safe, active community travel, what nation wide steps Transport Scotland are undertaking with respect to their residential trunk roads to implement the resolution that road safety must be prioritised over speed in built-up areas, contained in paragraph 11 of the Stockholm Declaration made on 20 February 2020 at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety and that of the World Health Organisation both with respect of the adoption of 30km/h road speed limits for the protection of vulnerable road stakeholders on residential streets reflecting the upper limit of human bodily resilience in unprotected collisions.

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Published Date 12 Apr 2021 Subject Mode of transport Topic