You see a lot of strange things when you’re driving, but seeing the convoy of drivers coming off the A38 onto the Burton Road at Streethay warning oncoming traffic of a speed van lying in wait baffled me more than most.
Streethay residents have long been complaining about the speeds at which drivers exit and enter the A38 making the Burton Road nothing more than an extension of the slip road. So far there has been a temporary ‘do you know how fast you’re going?’ sign and there are now plans afoot to put a crossing in.
But what is really needed on this stretch is a good-old GATSO to bring speeds down, especially given that for some residents there is no safe crossing point for the walk towards Trent Valley before the path ceases.
In the meantime though, it was nice to see the speed camera van in place even if only as a deterrent. But quite why drivers find it acceptable to ‘warn’ others of the presence of a safety device is beyond me.
Do they warn these morons when they see them doing 50mph-plus outside the playground on that stretch? No, because that would take more than the singular braincell.