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Call For More 20mph Speed Cameras


Article by: rob brady
Date: 17 Sep 2013

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London Mayor, Boris Johnson has been called to introduce a 20mph speed limit right across central London, with exemptions for some main roads.

This follows London's City area introducing the lower limit, the third borough to do so. The City has promised rigorous enforcement using average speed cameras.

The reduction is also being introduced on most roads in Southwark and Hackney, and Camden and Islington have voted for a 20mph limit.

London Assembly Green party member Jenny Jones said London should now follow Portsmouth's lead, which was the UK's first 20mph city.

Ms Jones added: "Putting up signs and changing the culture is cheaper and better value for money than spending decades rolling out speed cushions and chicanes across every corner of London."

Transport for London, which is chaired by Boris Johnson, commented: "We are supporting boroughs looking to introduce 20mph limits, and will always consider 20mph limits where appropriate on our own road network."

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Posted by Andy_P on Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:02 pm Reply with quote

Crap....
I do more than 20mph on my pushbike.


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by Allan_whoops on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:10 pm Reply with quote

So what about the substantially increased pollution from cars/lorries/vans/buses all having to be in a lower gear????? Especially from diesels.

Now that's what I call a environmentally friendly policy.


 
Posted by M8TJT on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:34 pm Reply with quote

Andy_P Wrote:
Crap....
I do more than 20mph on my pushbike.
So do loads of other cyclists, but it's the driver's fault when they do stupid things and get injured or worse


 
Posted by sussamb on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:57 pm Reply with quote

Andy_P Wrote:
Crap....
I do more than 20mph on my pushbike.


Is that relevant Wink


Where there's a will ... there's a way.

 
Posted by DennisN on Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:49 pm Reply with quote

Over 20mph on a push bike is tempting the limits of controllability with most riders.

My council is to introduce 20mph limit in Keynsham. But only on the estate roads where 20mph is mostly unreachable anyway. And they'll be putting up zillions of 20mph signs and repeaters. There are currently no 30mph repeaters that I have seen and they are not needed because we all know about 30mph in built up areas. As far as I'm aware, the only speeding around here is on the "major" through routes which are to remain set at 30mph. The only mobile speed cameras here are on routes which will remain at 30mph.

The proper way to do this would be for the government to legislate for the standard speed limit to be 20mph. Trouble is, if they did that, THEY (government) would have to fund the costs of changing all the signs. So the easy get out is to "empower" local councils to make their own decisions and pay for them. It's the same situation as when we went decimal, except road signs stayed in miles so that govt didn't have to pay for them to be changed. Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

There is nothing wrong with a global change. Make everywhere 20mph where 30mph currently applies. No confusion, no loophole chasers seeking entry points where the signing is dubious. Simple straightforward change to adopt a less harmful limit. Everybody learns to drive more sedately in town.


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by Weigh-Man on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:09 am Reply with quote

Why stop at 20mph, why not bring back the guy with the red flag to walk in front of the cars, ffs. Mad


 
Posted by sussamb on Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:31 am Reply with quote

Mainly because some morons who think they can drive at 30 in crowded streets with pedestrians around aren't capable of stopping when the unexpected happens and end up injuring or killing someone. At 20 mph the damage is considerably less Wink


Where there's a will ... there's a way.

 
Posted by M8TJT on Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:45 am Reply with quote

WTF don't they just leave everything as it is?


 
Posted by DennisN on Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:45 am Reply with quote

Sorry, I forgot to include the following in my post....

Quote:
bring back the guy with the red flag to walk in front of the cars, ffs.
After all, how many thousands of people per year were killed and maimed by vehicles back in those days? Unfortunately the wise killer drivers these days have a false idea of what's a safe speed - if we did away with all speed limits, I wonder how greatly the casualty figures would rise. Sadly, the wise killer drivers have been brought up on arcade games where getting it wrong merely means muttering ffs and pressing the restart button, not digging graves or getting a wheelchair off the NHS!


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by M8TJT on Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:50 am Reply with quote

We could always bring back the birch instead of three points. Shocked


 
Posted by DennisN on Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:04 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
We could always bring back the birch instead of three points. Shocked
Nah. Confiscation (of the vehicle), not suspension (of the licence).


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
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