Quiet Lanes signs installed in Bentley
The Quiet Lanes signs are up.
What does the sign mean?
The sign is included in the Highway Code and indicates to drivers that other more vulnerable users may be using the road.
The guidance in the Highway Code to drivers is - 'You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety'.
Due to the considerable success of this project with 130 parishes proposing over 400 kms of Quiet Lanes in Suffolk, Suffolk Highways will take time to install all of the posts and signs required. Signs are, where possible, installed on existing posts where these match the start/end point of each designated 'Lane'. In longer lanes small 'repeater' signs are also installed to remind drivers that they are driving on a Quiet Lane. Next year, once more signs have been installed across the county there will be a Suffolk wide campaign to inform motorists and other non-motorised users when using Quiet Lanes.
Why Quiet Lanes in Bentley?
We have a large community of horse riders, cyclists, joggers and walkers who use these lanes for exercise and to connect up to the local footpaths and bridleways.
We hope these signs will encourage motorists to drive with more caution and provide recognition that these lanes are used for non-motorised travel and that drivers should expect to consider the needs of walkers, the mobility impaired, cyclists, and horse riders.
For more information see our Quiet Lanes page.