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Sheffield road signs ‘confuse’ drivers

Signs on Bowman Drive, Charnock, advise motorists to drive at both twenty and then thirty miles an hour

Signs on Bowman Drive, Charnock, advise motorists to drive at both twenty and then thirty miles an hour

Drivers could be forgiven for being a little puzzled by this pair of signs – which advise contrasting speed limits for the same road.

The road marking on Bowman Drive, Charnock, indicates a 20mph limit – but the sign above tells motorists to not exceed 30mph.

Photographer Brian Hanson, of Gleadless Valley, posted pictures of the baffling signs on popular Facebook group Sheffield Pictures Old and New and said it was ‘very confusing’.

Members joked whether the speeds were to be ‘added together’ or one was for pedestrians and the other for drivers.

Others said it was a ‘fail’ by Sheffield Council and a learner driver said even her instructor was confused by new markings and signs put in place across the city.

Sheffield Council said the 20mph marking had been painted as part of the Charnock 20mph speed reduction scheme – but the 30mph sign had not yet been removed.

And the speed limit remains 30mph on the road until all the signs are replaced this week.

Nick Hetherington, network manager from contractor Amey, said: “The 30mph road sign will be removed and replaced by a 20mph sign as part of the scheme. Unfortunately there has been a slight gap in this happening.

“We apologise for any confusion.”

 

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