NEW signs may soon appear on Farnborough's "speed trap alley" to warn drivers to keep within the 30mph limit.

An application to put up the signs on a dual carriageway stretch of the A325 has been submitted to the Government's South East office by Rushmoor Council.

The move follows a storm of protest from motorists who have fallen foul of police mobile radar traps.

Many say they had no idea they could not drive above 30mph on the dual carriageway.

Under present highway laws the council is not allowed to put repeater 30mph signs along the road.

But a new blue sign, designed with a camera at the top and the figure 30 below, is allowed in certain circumstances.

Rushmoor Coun John Matthews said that he had drawn the sign to the attention of his colleagues.

"I saw it for the first time in Brighton and thought it would be the answer for the A325," he said.

"If we are allowed to put up these signs, then motorists will see quite clearly what the speed limit is."

Graham Brewster, Rushmoor's highways projects manager, said he was optimistic the signs would be given the go-ahead.

"I hope to get an answer very shortly," he added. He envisaged that 10 signs would be put up along the dual carriageway.

Picture: Coun. John Matthews holds one of the signs which he hopes will be put up along "speed trap alley" - the dual carriageway on the A325 Farnborough Road where so many readers have been nabbed by police. The sign shows a speed camera and the 30 mph limit.