SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Jun 30, 2019 12:11:12 GMT
Post by Administrator on Jun 30, 2019 12:11:12 GMT
I have been wanting to make a video discussion for some time now going into the history, meaning & detail of the current section 85 of the road traffic regulation act 1984.. in relation to illegal road signage & how that law has evolved. What it meant & means... for example it is not only signage ON the road, but near the road as well, which might not only FAIL to guide drivers but mislead drivers, if it is incorrect. For example an unlawfull sign is an "obstruction" to driving.. as it may distract or misguide..
we see with the Ian Connelly principle at Leintwardine, North Herefordshire, that signs must be removed to enforce the speed limit.
While at Nearby Church Stretton, I am still fighting a case where the same road signage errors were proved, and that was a misleading configuration at a junction, of the old speed limit. (I believe set up on purpose) Even the colour & type & size of signs must be correct.
Also there is some evidence that if (2) terminal signs were not used, then the signs would rely on the size to distinguish between a (change) in speed limit, or the (repetition) of one, particularly if you were turning around or leaving at a side entrance. Supposedly they only needed 2 terminal signs on 2 lane roads/dual carriageways prior to 2016. But as they had literally put up 2 terminal signs "everywhere" .. people became unfamiliar with the purpose and meaning of the repeater sign size, and particularly in relation to approach speeds. Determining if the sign Is seen & reacted to earlier or later depending on the speed. A very large sign would only be needed, to see a speed limit change, far away if going at a higher speed. At a Higher speed, a smaller sign would be seen too late (or not even at all if it were covered by foliage)
There are also certain psychologies in play as well. Particularly with signs that look similar to other signs, or where there are distractions. An unreadable signs would take the attention away for longer than prescribed time for reading it. (if it could even be read at all)
If you could not read a sign, because it was ineligible for a town & didn't know which way to turn.. for example at a crossroads. it could be a defence for driving without due care and attention, or even dangerous driving. Which are far more serious charges than standard speeding offences.
These arguments are harder enough to prove in court to those who struggle to understand. And To prove sign could, or have been placed unlawfully on purpose would require extensive investigations.. (which I have been able to perform & gather evidence on)