Lack of enforcement of Lancashire’s 20mph speed limits

This week’s Lancaster Guardian reveals that there have been no prosecutions of drivers who exceed the 20mph speed limit which has (supposedly) been in force across Lancashire’s residential areas since 2011.  The police say that cannot afford to buy the necessary cameras.  Meanwhile, Lancashire saw a 14% increase last year in the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

Dynamo was heavily involved in the campaign to get 20mph speed limits introduced, and since then we have written several times to complain of the lack of enforcement.  The limits were originally introduced because Lancashire had one of the worst road casualty rates for children in Britain.

So, one more to follow up.

Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster

Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster


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Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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2 Responses to Lack of enforcement of Lancashire’s 20mph speed limits

  1. keith sowden says:

    Remember, cyclists all, if the police enforce the 20 mph for motorists there will be immense pressure for them to enforce it for cyclists.

  2. John says:

    They can’t ‘enforce it for cyclists’. Cyclists are not spared speed limits through the ‘generosity’ of the police. The laws on speeding apply to mechanically propelled vehicles. Changing that is a matter for Parliament, not the police.

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