The village where we live is lovely, typical of rural hamlets throughout Lincolnshire. It does have a road that runs through the centre of the village, which links the busy city of Lincoln with Grantham.
As with numerous other roads in the area, it was not designed with high traffic volumes, often wanting to travel at speed, in mind. The road is not straight and has a number of blind bends and crests. The village is what is known as a linear village, with most properties built along the road and having access ways that open onto this relatively busy thoroughfare.
Because of the nature of the road there is a 30 mile an hour speed limit in place, with large warning signs at each end of the village, static speed-triggered electronic signs just beyond the fixed speed limit notices, and a mobile speed-triggered sign which is placed at differing points in the village throughout the year .
Despite all of these precautions, there are still people who believe the speed limit does not apply to them. A bit like the motorist in the pictures below, who last night decided to try a bit of off-roading.
The car appears to have hit the kerbstones and launched over a stone wall into the hedge beyond. This happened less than 50 yards from a house that stands against the road, and over a hundred yards passed both the fixed and speed-triggered signs at the entrance to the village.
Speed limits generally are in place for a reason. When are people going to stop putting both their own, and other peoples, lives at risk by ignoring them?