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Petition to reduce road traffic accidents on the B2100 Church Road/ Rotherfield Road

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Another tragic fatal accident has happened on the bend down the hill on the B2100. The half-mile stretch of this road, west of Rotherfield village down to Jarvis Brook, has been the subject of an increasing number of serious and fatal road traffic accidents over the years. Despite having deceptive bends and slopes, and with no public footway, the road is subject only to the national speed limit of 60mph.

The residents fronting B2100 and other road users have had to experience the horrible carnage caused by accidents, not to mention the awful impact left on those who have sadly lost their lives and their families. Something now has to be done about the high speeds, and safety improvements must be implemented as soon as possible in order to make the road safer for residents and drivers who use it. 

PETITION:

We, the undersigned, request that East Sussex County Council, as the highway authority, should urgently:

  1. Reduce the 60mph speed limit to 40mph on the B2100 road between Milk Lodge Farm, Rotherfield and Palesgate Lane, Jarvis Brook. 
  2. Plan safety improvements to enforce the proposed limit, either by a speed camera, a speed notification device and /or westbound carriageway restriction fence. 
  3. Require removal of solid obstructions from the fatal bend and reinstatement of reflectors. 


The top image shows: The view leaving Rotherfield, downhill to the West.

The bottom image shows: A bird’s-eye view of the B2100 stretch in question, and the location of all the injury accidents indicated with coloured flags. The many ‘non-injury’ sites are not marked.



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