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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:10 am 
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Scottish borders council, has reduced all the main routs to 20MPH in all the large towns, meaning that you could be traveling at 20 mph for 4 miles or more each time,.
Cyclists have complained that vehicles are now traveling at the same speed as them making it even more dangerous, and old drivers are now to busy watching their speedo instead of watching the road.
Modern vehicle emission control units could possibly be damaged or clog up quicker with most vehicles traveling in the wrong lower gears


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:31 pm 
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It's an absolute joke, there was no consultation and no need for a 20 MPH carpet speed limit on every Borders town and Village, where is their evidence if there is any that this was needed.

I can see the benefits in smaller residential streets or near Schools etc...but to have it 20 MPH on the road into town where there is never a soul top be seen is just plain spiteful, this was backed by Sustran and Sustran is a Pro Cyclist group.

How much must this have cost the Community Charge payer, brand new signs in over 80 towns and Villages.

Supposedly It's a years trial...........aye, that'll be fechin right, there were almost zero incidents when it was 30 MPH but these scumbags will claim it the greatest success ever.

It'll cause more anger throgh speedo watching and impatience than it will ever solve.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:00 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
Scottish borders council, has reduced all the main routs to 20MPH in all the large towns, meaning that you could be traveling at 20 mph for 4 miles or more each time,.
Cyclists have complained that vehicles are now traveling at the same speed as them making it even more dangerous, and old drivers are now to busy watching their speedo instead of watching the road.
Modern vehicle emission control units could possibly be damaged or clog up quicker with most vehicles traveling in the wrong lower gears


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:42 pm 
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Police have said, to ignore it on main roads, they are not policing it , they have already told the council, they have also told Edinburgh clowns they same, and this was before they went ahead.
there's to be an online consultation shortly, stable door and horse spring to mind.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:45 am 
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bloodnock wrote:
It's an absolute joke, there was no consultation and no need for a 20 MPH carpet speed limit on every Borders town and Village, where is their evidence if there is any that this was needed.

I can see the benefits in smaller residential streets or near Schools etc...but to have it 20 MPH on the road into town where there is never a soul top be seen is just plain spiteful, this was backed by Sustran and Sustran is a Pro Cyclist group.

How much must this have cost the Community Charge payer, brand new signs in over 80 towns and Villages.

Supposedly It's a years trial...........aye, that'll be fechin right, there were almost zero incidents when it was 30 MPH but these scumbags will claim it the greatest success ever.

It'll cause more anger throgh speedo watching and impatience than it will ever solve.


Guess what town hasn't changed the main rout to 20, Selkirk, where that village idiot Gordon Edgar lives, he is in charge of the roads.


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