Friday, 15 October 2010

Bury Free Press letters today

Last week a letter of mine was published by the BFP, calling for a 20 mph speed limit in the Southgate corridor. In it I referred to the police consistently not supporting its introduction.

Today Chief Inspectors Martin Barnes-Smith and Adrian Dawson have responded, claiming the police don't set speed limits (which I never said they did) but agreeing with the council that such a limit would "offer no advantage." The fact is that neither the council nor the police have ever supported a 20 mph limit in this area, but each tends to blame the other for being unsupportive.


cobweb said...

How can they say that? We know that a lower speed means that pedestrians or people on bikes will have significantly more chance of survival than if they are hit by a vehicle going over 30. It's just an excuse.

I think Portsmouth may have some useful evidence to consider here, btw.

Councillor Paul Farmer said...

Thank you Cobweb. Very interesting @