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Drivers entering a Cambridgeshire village say conflicting road signs and markings are causing confusion.

If you drive into Murrow (a small village five miles from Wisbech) you are confronted by two options.

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

These are to go with the 30mph signs straddling each side of the road.

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Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

Or take note of the 40mph road marking sandwiched between both.

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

“Confused in Murrow! Very smart!” noted one driver on social media.

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A more pragmatic view was taken by another post which said the issue had been raised in a speeding awareness course they had recently attended.

“You go with the sign on the side of the road, not the road marking,” they helpfully advised.

Another Facebook ‘lawyer’ offered his advice.

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Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

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But his detailed explanation of signage, lamp posts, national speed limit, and white signs with diagonal black bars, left most even more confused.

Another thought we’d all be safe if we drove at a compromise speed of 35mph but this, too, was rejected.

As, too, was the suggestion it was 40mph for BMWs “and 30mph for bangers”.

Perhaps the most helpful explanation came from someone who said the speed limit was 40mph until last week, now it’s 30mph.

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Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide PHOTO: Terry Harris

“Obviously new signs been put in and markings on the road haven’t been changed,” he said.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been approached for clarification.

 

Which to choose: 30mph road signs or 40mph road marking? Drive into Murrow and you decide

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