A426 Blaby bypass petition to be refused by Leicestershire county councillors
Councillors look set to reject a petition to reduce the speed limit and introduce cameras on a busy bypass.
A petition calling for the measures on the A426 Blaby bypass was submitted to Leicestershire County Council in September.
A report on the petition, which contained 38 signatures, is due to be discussed at a meeting of the council's highways forum for Blaby on Wednesday.
Residents were calling for the speed limit to be reduced from 70mph to 50mph along the entire stretch of the road, on both carriageways, and for speed cameras to be installed.
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In their report, highways officers said a lower speed limit could be considered if there had been a high number of accidents.
They found there had been 11 in five years. However, two involved drivers dazzled by the sun, one was down to a mechanical failure and one involved a driver impaired by alcohol.
The officers said: "The low accident numbers at individual locations and the reported accident circumstances for all 11 accidents does not indicate that overall vehicle speeds are excessive and therefore there is no road safety case for reducing the existing 70mph speed limit."