Monday, 25 November 2013

Manning Wins Support For Call To Make Policing 20Mph Priority

Cambridgeshire Police are to be asked to prioritise policing of 20mph speed limits in Cambridge when they come into force next year following a call from East Chesterton County Councillor, Ian Manning.

Cllr Manning gained support from his fellow councillors on the city’s North Area Committee to formally raise the issue with the police to make sure the new limits are effective.

His call came after residents questioned how effective the new limits would be and whether there would be training offered for drivers who break the rules.

“It is vital that the police take the enforcement of the new 20 mph limits seriously.” said Cllr Manning. “There is support from the Police and Crime Commissioner and from the Chief Constable, so I'm pleased fellow councillors on the North Area Committee supported my call for us to formally ask it be set as a priority too.”

Cambridge City Council is currently consulting on the city-wide scheme, with a decision expected from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet in January

If it is approved, the scheme is likely to be enacted first in the north of the city from February