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No recent accidents at Hillberry caused by inappropriate speed 24 October 2007

Road accident statistics since the realigned Brandish Corner was reopened five months ago show there have been no accidents at Brandish or Hillberry caused by inappropriate speed.

Recent reports in the media have focused on concerns of Onchan Commissioners, with comments suggesting that traffic speeds around Brandish Corner and approaching Hillberry had increased considerably since Brandish reopened in May.

However, Director of Highways Bruce Hannay explained:

‘The realigned brandish Corner was designed so that motorists could travel around the corner in safety, as appropriate for the road. Hillberry is within a 40mph speed limit and the Department is not aware of any accidents caused by inappropriate speed, either at brandish or Hillberry, since Brandish was realigned.
'There is no speed limit at Brandish, except during TT and MGP periods, when temporary speed limits are brought in because of the extra volume of traffic on this section of the TT circuit.’

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