Preston speed sign urges puzzled drivers to stick to 50mph...but in a 30mph zone

Drivers travelling along a Preston city centre road were puzzled by a speed safety sign urging them to stick to 50mph...on a 30mph road.

By Matthew Calderbank
Thursday, 16th December 2021, 2:38 pm

The 8ft mobile speed sign was set up on the pavement in Queen Street, close to Queens Retail Park, this morning (Thursday, December 16).

Rush hour drivers were urged to "Please drive carefully" as the sign flashed its 50mph speed limit warning at them.

But Queen Street has a 30mph speed limit - 20mph slower than the limit suggested by the electronic road sign.

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Lancashire County Council has been approached for comment.

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The 8ft mobile speed sign was set up on the pavement in Queen Street, close to Queens Retail Park in Preston this morning (Thursday, December 16). Pic: Phoenix Adair
Queen Street in Preston is a 30mph zone, but a mobile speed safety sign on the road warned drivers to stick to 50mph this morning (Thursday, December 15). Pic: Google