Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Cllr Ian Manning Calls For 20Mph Speed Limits To Be Police Priority

Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning is calling for the enforcement of new 20mph limits to the north of Cambridge to be included in police priorities for the coming quarter.

Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton, is urging members of the city’s North Area Committee to recommend including the new speed limits when priorities are set at their meeting on Thursday (February 6).  

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright will attend the meeting after members of the committee gave their unanimous backing to the enforcement of speed limits being given priority at their last meeting.

Cllr Manning said: “I was really disappointed to see this is not coming forward as a recommendation. I will be looking for members to support making this a police priority for the coming year.

“20 mph limits are safer, get traffic moving and create better areas for residents – we need everything in place to make sure this change is a success.”

Cambridge City Executive for Transport Cllr Tim Ward, who is in charge of the 20 mph project, agreed that enforcement is something the police need to take seriously.

He said: “20mph zones are a change of culture for drivers in the city, but one that has clear public support. We need the police to back us up by focusing on making these limits work.”
 Local Police priorities will be set at the North Area Committee on Thursday, February 6, at the Shirley School off Nuffield Road.  The meeting starts at 19:30, with Police priorities set at 21:30.