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Speed Limit on the Sutton-Banstead stretch of A217 ("Mad-Mile") to 40mph with immediate effect

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to Limit the speed on the stretch of the road that connects Sutton to Banstead on the A217 to 40 mph both ways (Sutton - Bantead and Banstead - Sutton). This stretch has a current lmit of 60mph which is often abused.

The stretch of road from Sutton to Banstead on the A217 (often dubbed the "mad-mile") is a dual carriageway with a speed limit of 60 mph.

The speed limit on this road is often abused, with cars accelerating suddenly as they get to that stretch and some even "racing" against other cars, with no heed to other road users, and in some cases, pedestrians using the footpath along the south road (Sutton to Banstead).

This has recently led to severe accidents on that stretch, most of which could have been avoided if there was an imposed limit of 40 mph.

Also, there is no valid reason why this short stretch of road should allow a limit of 60 mph, when the rest of the A217 stretch has a limit of 40 mph.

This petition is to requst the limit be reduced from 60 mph to 40 mph with immediate effect and to impose the limit with working speed-cameras.

It should take vehicles travelling along that stretch about 20 seconds longer to traverse that stretch, which seems justified considering the safety of other road users and pedestrians.

Started by: Ram Nandula

This ePetition ran from 13/03/2023 to 22/06/2023 and has now finished.

555 people signed this ePetition.