Speeding drivers clocked on Ryleys Lane


Councillor Craig Browne joined our PCSO and volunteers from the local community on Thursday, 21st September, to carry out a speedwatch session on Ryleys Lane.

Over the course of one hour, from 10am to 11am, they recorded 33 vehicles exceeding 35mph on the 30mph limit and 9 vehicles were travelling at over 40mph.

The highest speed recorded was 42mph and one driving was driving whilst using a mobile phone.

Councillor Craig Browne said "Our next session will be on Thursday 5th October, where the focus will be Heyes Lane. If you are able to spare an hour a month to help out."

Speeding, Speedwatch


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Brian Etchells
Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 2:08 pm
Is their any evidence that community watch speed cameras are slowing down any traffic?

Surely the community watch people would be better employed sorting out the multitude off builders vans parked downhill on Macclesfield Road. Inspite of the police attending an accident there several weeks ago. It is no different
Paul Williams
Sunday 24th September 2017 at 12:19 am
If the attached photo is anything to go by, I am surprised there were not more "offenders".

To target people as they leave a national speed limit (60 mph) and immediately enter a 30 mph area is a little mischievous.

How many of us, on approaching a much lower speed limit, allow the vehicle to decelerate without breaking, fully intending to comply with the limit.

If you are not a maths genius and able to work out the exact speed, distance and rate of deceleration precisely, you will inevitably on occasion still be over 30mph as you come round that bend to be immediately faced with the hi-vis vests.
Jon Williams
Sunday 24th September 2017 at 12:21 pm
The position of the 30 MPH signs on the corner is totally wrong, they should be put nearer the Chelford Road bridge, then you can see them in advance.
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 4:05 pm
Because I was going too fast I couldn't slow down to 30mph in time? What sort of excuse is that to the person you run over because they thought you might be within the speed limit? Always drive ready to slow down and stop if necessary.

It isn't a game with excuses. The speed limit is there for a purpose and you should really know your road.
Duncan Marr
Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 6:39 pm
I hope they checked speeds also in the opposite direction...at least the cars from Chelford end are slowing down! I have seen several cars in the opposite direction reaching 60 mph by the Ryleys school and this is infinitely more dangerous.
Paul Williams
Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 9:19 pm
HI Bob, I assume your comment was aimed at me.

"Because I was going too fast I couldn't slow down to 30mph in time?"

I didn't say anyone was going too fast too slow down to 30 in time.

"It isn't a game with excuses. The speed limit is there for a purpose."

As Jon Williams (no relation) stated, the 30 signs appear to be on a bend after a short straight piece of road.
I hope you agree this is not the best place to put them.

"What sort of excuse is that to the person you run over because they thought you might be within the speed limit?"

In 35 years of driving, I have not run anyone over - yet.

"The speed limit is there for a purpose and you should really know your road."

Please tell me how I am supposed to know every road I may want to drive along.

Best wishes.
Kelvin Briggs
Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 10:33 am
I agree with John Williams that the '30 sign' could be more effective if positioned on the straight approx 50 metres nearer Chelford.

Currently, due to an overgrown hedge, the 30 sign on the left side of the carriageway when entering the village can't be seen. Only the right hand side sign tucked in to the bend is visible.

The speed of traffic both leaving and entering the village is a concern. I'm currently on crutches after a second hip replacement and crossing Chelford Road close to Chorley Hall Lane on a daily basis as part of my rehab. Its not easy when some cars are closer to 50mph than 30mph
It's a good look twice both ways before stepping off the kerb with some unease about the outcome ! Wouldn't be a big job to improve the signage, one for Chorley Parish Council?
Craig Browne
Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 2:57 pm
Hi Kelvin,

I can certainly raise the visibility of the signage with CE Highways, although as you point out, this section of Chelford Road actually falls within the Parish of Chorley.

Other residents may be unaware, but the 30mph signs mark the Alderley Edge Ward Boundary at this location (as they also do at the top of Macclesfield Road).

Kind regards,
Helen Williams
Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 3:27 pm
It's not just the speed, more needs to be done about the parking. There needs to be a presence at 9am and 3pm
Alan Brough
Thursday 28th September 2017 at 4:14 pm
Hi Craig,

Whilst talking about signage, could something be done to remove the sentry boxes at the top of Macclesfield Road hill and other locations?

At the top of Macc Road they block the view of oncoming traffic for walkers crossing the road between public footpaths and are dangerous.
Craig Browne
Friday 29th September 2017 at 7:43 am
Hi Alan,

Thanks for highlighting the sentry boxes as an issue. I will make enquiries and find out if they can be removed.

Kind regards,
Graham McLelland
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 5:13 pm
Every day cars/vans are parked blocking the footpath on Davey Lane between Elmfield rd and the bridge.This means that mothers with children have to walk on the road why? Yes I know these drivers are mindless idiots but as it has been reported many timers no one seems to be able to do anything .