Please find below information on Road Safety on Guernsey.
Please find below details of proposed changes to the Longfrie Filter and the published regulations in relation to speed limit changes.
The Road Traffic (Road Humps) Law, 1983 - Proposed changes to the Longfrie Filter
- The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure hereby gives notice that it proposes to install a road hump (in the form of a raised table) across the public highway at the junction of Route du Longfrie and Route de Lihou, St Pierre du Bois. The filter-in-turn which is currently in place would be re-marked on the table.
- The table will be 16m in length running from south-east to north-west along Route du Longfrie and the width of the table from Route de Lihou to Rue St Pierre will be 17m. The table will be a maximum of 75mm in height, with ramps on all roads leading to the junction of 1m in length. All measurements are approximate.
- A plan of the proposals is available here: Longfrie Filter Plan [298kb]
- Any person wishing to comment on the proposal should do so in writing to Traffic & Highway Services, Bulwer Avenue, St Sampson, GY2 4LR, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than Monday 31st December 2018.
Regulations on Speed Limit Changes
- In November 2018, The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure published 10 regulations as part of the legislative process to extend the standard 25mph speed limit for community hub areas to broadly cover all Local Centres and Main Centre Outer Areas.
- The regulations relate to areas of Cobo, L'Aumone, St. Martin, St. Pierre du Bois, Forest, L'Islet, St. Sampson, Braye Road and St. Peter Port. There is also a regulation relating to an area around Blanchelande College as set out below.
- Area maps of the changes can be viewed from the download section on the right hand side of this page.
- Following the 14 day period of publication as laid down in legislation, the regulations have been registered at the Greffe and will be laid before a meeting of the States as soon as possible in 2019.
- The introduction of the new speed limits is planned for Sunday 7th April 2019
- Regulation 1 Blanchelande Regulation (Signed) [53kb]
- Regulation 2 Cobo Regulation (Signed) [44kb]
- Regulation 3 L'Aumone Regulation (Signed) [62kb]
- Regulation 4 St Martin Regulation (Signed) [71kb]
- Regulation 5 St Pierre du Bois Regulation (Signed) [69kb]
- Regulation 6 Forest Regulation (Signed) [61kb]
- Regulation 7 L'Islet Regulation (Signed) [66kb]
- Regulation 8 St Sampson Regulation (Signed) [69kb]
- Regulation 9 Braye Road Regulation (Signed) [46kb]
- Regulation 10 St Peter Port Regulation (Signed) [44kb]
- Many of the Island's major road junctions are controlled using traffic lights. In addition, there are a number of puffin crossings to allow pedestrians to cross safely roads.
- Occasionally damage or faults can occur. Most commonly, this is bulbs not working or traffic lights being knocked by passing traffic. However, there can also be issues with detection of vehicles which stops lights operating efficiently.
- Should you notice any signal issues please contact Traffic and Highway Services on Tel. 243400 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Traffic Signs and Road Markings
- The Island is divided into signing zones. From time to time, permanent signs and poles become damaged and need repairing or replacing. Similarly, road markings are repainted as required.
- A rolling maintenance programme is in place to inspect and replace damaged and worn signs and road markings.
- Whilst procedures are in place for contractors to notify us if signs or lines require attention, Traffic and Highway Services welcome notification from the public if signage or road markings are in need of repair or replacement.
- The Island currently has a maximum speed limit of 35mph. However, on the approaches to St Peter Port and some other parish centres a 25mph limit applies. Similarly, a 25mph limit applies at all times on the approaches to the majority of the Island's Primary and Secondary Schools.
- There are exceptions to the general limits as follows:
- An exception to this is around St Sampson's High School and along The Quay where a 20mph limit applies at all times.
- Seasonal 25mph speed limits apply between 1st June & 30th September along Cobo Coast Road, Route de Rocquaine and Route de la Lague.
- 12 and 15mph limits apply to a small number of town roads, primarily "Prohibited Streets" where access is only allowed by permit holders.
- Road users should also be aware that there is a network of rural roads in 7 parishes known as "Ruette Tranquille" where there is a recommended speed limit of 15mph. Signs are installed at the entrance points to each of the routes and drivers are advised of the likelihood of encountering pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders
- A map of the Island's current speed limits and Ruettes Tranquilles can be viewed here here [173kb].
- In addition to the geographical limits, motorists are advised that certain speed limits apply to particular categories of vehicle as follows:
Vehicle Speed Limits Steam boilers, tar boilers, concrete mixers, material spreaders and other trailers
of any kind whatsoever with metal wheels
8 mph Four-wheeled heavy trailers of the low loader type 12mph Caravan homes, horse and cattle boxes & two-wheeled trailer of any kind whatsoever 20 mph An omnibus 25 mph A motor vehicle exceeding two tons unladen weight 25 mph An articulated vehicle 25 mph