Lancashire County Council update on 20mph limits

Lancashire County Council have more details about the 20mph scheme on this press release.

It discusses the roll-out of the 20mph scheme, and states that an information campaign will be launched in the areas to have early implementation of the scheme, including east Lancaster. It states that by 2014 all residential streets will be signposted 20mph.

Also discussed is a “community road watch scheme” which “will see volunteers working alongside neighbourhood policing teams to address road safety concerns raised by residents”.

County Councillor Tim Ashton, Cabinet member for highways and transport, is quoted as saying: “Our aim is for everyone is the county to understand the benefits that driving more slowly and safely in residential areas has for them, their family, and their neighbours – and, where necessary, to do their bit to influence others to reduce their speed.

People are much more likely to survive and have fewer injuries if involved in an accident at 20mph than 30mph, and lowering speeds will make our neighbourhoods safer and better places to live for everyone.

Contact addresses are provided in the press release:
Anyone interested in finding out more about Community Road Watch can phone Sgt Chris Brooks on 01772 413574 or email christopher.brooks@lancashire.pnn.police.uk. Road-related offences can be reported to the police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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