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MOTOR TRAFFIC INQUIRIES SPEED LIMITS APPLIED FOR IN DEN- BIGILSHIRE AND CARNARVONSHIRE. INTERESTING PROCEEDINGS AT LLYSFAEN, COLWYN BAY AND CONWAY. MOTORISTS IN OPPOSITION. Th9 first of a Ev-ies of public inquiries ft-ilh repaid to xpplieations for speed limits for motor cars in I^kaibiglishiire and Ca.rno.-T- vonshnrc was hold before Mr R. C. Maxwell, on bekalf of the Local Government Board, at the Wesley an Schoolroom, P tm. maiemrhos, Llvsf,c,-i, t(>-day week. The pontic iiiar sccti-ocas of the road. in question in this case were: — (a) The be-nd near Petnyooed for a distamoo of 113 yards; (b) the bend between Pen-caod'bacli and tho quarries for a distance of 76 yards; and (c) the two corners at Peaimaeurh-os and the leng-th of read lying between them, being a total distance of 270 yards. rihe case for the County Council was pre- sont.2d by the d-exk, Mr J. T. Roberts, whilst the 'interests of the motorists were watched by Mr Gilbert D. De-am (representing Royal Automobile Club, and Antonlobi-le Club of North Wales;, and Mr Charles Alsager Ell- good (the Motor Union). Mr Roberts called evad/enoe in favour of tlie application. Mr John Da vies said he thought the Peny- oood band was dangerous, because it was not easy to see approaching vehioles. He bad heard of one man who had been knocked down there. He thought Peatyooedbach wes damigerous because of the nu-mbexs of schood ch-ddi,e,n who passed there. P.C. Williams, who explained that he at- tended at the request of M.r Roberts, and not under the order of his superior offioer, said he did not think motorists paid much at- tention to the si-g-ns put up. Cross-examkred by Mr Eiigood: Motorists eould not ace many yards ahead coming round the Penyooed 00n,d. When asked about the speed pof cars tra- veC&ng past him on the road, the Witness replied, that most motorists slowed down when th-ey saw him in uniform (Laughter). Mr J. W. Rayr.es, The Highlands, LJysfaein, said that No. 1 Road was certainly dangerous "without danger signs. He had offer-ad the Council a portion of his land so as to im- prove the turn, but they had not accepted his offer, as they thought the work too ex- pensive. He thought danger signals were quite enough to prevent accidents. The No. 2 s-cction h0 thought very dangerous, because of the school children. There was also some danger to the traffic coming down fr(m LJys- faen, but there, again-, the usual signals wo,aid be sumcient. At No. 3 it was awkward to eee traffic at the second bend. It was the strangers they had to guard against; the local men knew the roads. Thtwe was a very heavy traffic in the suHuner. Ee thought signs would be better than a spewed limit. Mr A. Davies and Mr Troleaven Jones, members of the Parish Council were next examined. Speaking of No. 3 curve, Mr Da- vies said there had been several complaints made about the danger from motor cars. There were some houses right on the road side, with only a few steps between the doors w And the road. THE MOTORIST'S VIEW. Mr Jelf Petit, chairman of the North Wales Automobile Club, said he did not think there was any nocd for a speed limit. There were no conooaled dangers that he knew of on the road, and he knew of many worse curves. If he suddenly encountered a vehicle or person in any of these places he could pull up his car in time. The society which he represented dent out many large boards of warnin.g, and they would be glad to give one to place on this road if it was wanted. No. 3 section certainly needed more guarding than the others. Mr Francis Nunn corroborated. Dr. Hewitt, Rhos-on-Sea, said he did not consider a speed iimit necessary. He thought triangles at the first two turns and a notice board at No. 3 would be sufficient. Colonel Hughes agreed with Mr Jelf Petit, that triangles and signs would be sufficient for the safety of the public. Dr. Fox (secretary to theNorth W-aks Auto- mobile Club; also expressed the same view. Mr G. D. Dean said that if a speed Mmit ■were needed at every sharp turn, they would be having them every hail-mile. This road was not so dangerous as many other places he knew of. Ihc-re was no concealed danger. The Automobile Club wQs very active in North WaJes in suppressing "road hogs." Why should local motorists suffer because not one per of the strangers who paas &bvs(-d the privileges extended to them. Mr C. A. Elilgood aiso addressed the in- spector, and Mr Roberts replied for the County Council. Mr A. Davies proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Maxwell, which was seconded by MT Jolf Petit, and carried unanimously.

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