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La Rue de la Corbiere speed limit (FOI)

La Rue de la Corbiere speed limit (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 05 September 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


The recent response to a petition on speed limits states that:

"Historically, Jersey’s speed limits have evolved on a reactive basis and have not always been applied coherently and consistently to roads of similar character, reducing the legibility of the road network to drivers.... As well as being a legal limit, speed limits are a key source of information to guide road users as to the nature of the road environment they are moving within and what risks are posed to themselves and to all other road users. This is particularly pertinent for visiting motorists."

It also cites a Framework which is a very broad-brush approach. 

Given that the Framework does not mention the Corbiere Road, where visibility on bends and lack of pavement makes it dangerous in places, please provide any documents which state why this winding and bending road, especially near the lighthouse turn off (and where there have been speeding accidents over the years), is 40mph and not 30mph? 

Please provide details of any documented judgement on why this road, or at least the section of it near the lighthouse car park, has remained at 40mph and how this is coherent and consistent with speed limit framework, given that the Portelet Road is 30mph, and the Noirmont one is 20mph? Please provide any correspondence regarding that road between the appropriate States department and the Parish Roads committee held in the Departments files.


Attached is the speed limit framework that the speed limit review process followed, and a copy of the St Brelade’s final proposal map. The Government of Jersey has no other relevant documentation detailing the decision-making process.

The correspondence detailed in the request is attached. 

SpeedLimit Framework.pdf

St Brelade's Final Proposal.pdf

Corespondence Combined DR_Redacted.pdf

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