Urban Speed Limit Revision

A road accident that occurred in Salobreña on the Avenida de Andalucía on Monday has set the Town Hall thinking about reducing the speed limit in town.

SAL Avenida AndaluciaOne of the ideas that are being contemplated by the Policía Local and the Town Hall is to install speed cameras on this double-lane avenue with a centre island running its length.

Going back to the accident, the victims are recovering from their injuries and the police are investigating the cause. This accident occurred on the same spot as the one that happened last summer, although in that case there was alcohol consumption involved.

This accident seems to have unfolded when the car tried to negotiate the roundabout at too high a speed, resulting in the driver losing control of the vehicle.

Many drivers hurtle down this lane, which runs parallel with the beach road, despite the speed bumps, as its double lanes in each direction makes it easy to over take but the small roundabouts have some lunatics going round them on two wheels when misjudged.

Following the road accident on Monday many locals vented their feelings on social media about drivers who treat the road as if it were a race track. And that’s not an exaggeration as illegal races have been known to take place there. Obviously, pedestrians take their lives into their own hands on occasions.

The answer is to use speed cameras, which are operative 24 hours a day – erecting speed-limit sign posts and raised pedestrian crossing have proved to be ineffective.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: Radio Salobreña)

  1 comment for “Urban Speed Limit Revision

  1. Deborah
    April 30, 2021 at 8:50 am

    I hope they consider speed bumps on Avenida del Mediterranean as part of the safety measures.

    We have had multiple accidents injuring pedestrians and even dogs on leads, walking on the pavements because of the speeding cars and more so the speeding motorcycles that use the stretch from Dia supermarket to the roundabout on Avenida del Mediterranean which leads onto Avenida de Andalucia.

    Good sized speed bumps would be more effective along both stretches.

    In the case of cameras, won’t theses youngsters simply use them as an opportunity to speed in between them thus adding to their fun?

    Hopefully no one has to die before these two stretches of road are recognised as very dangerous. It’s incredible to think that you can’t walk along the pavement without risking your life.

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