In all of
these photographs the vehicles may be entitled to travel, except where
stated, at a speed of up to 60 mph. The vehicles you see are moving,
unless they are waiting to join the road. The vehicle on the right had
actually partially reversed into the A36! just before the Sainsbury's
Most of the photos were taken on a Saturday at lunch time.
Careful scrutiny of the map will reveal that all three junctions with the
A36 are dangerous, as they are located with inclined access at a sharp
angle with the A36 and involve fast moving heavy traffic. The A36 is
a single carriageway road with poor visibility due to double bends and
inclines. Heavy vehicles, like the Sainsbury lorry weighing up to 28
tons usually travel within the 60 mph speed limit but it is
indicative of the mentality of other road users that such lorries have a
tailback of other vehicles trailing behind who want to travel faster.
It is common practice in the west country to set fire to speed
trap cameras which may be one reason why there are only two radar traps
that I am aware of between Bristol and Salisbury.