We support this proposal as it will help slow down speeds in residential areas. We have been asked if it is a way of the police getting more money via fines. This is not the case, we would envisage that enforcement will only occur in extreme cases, where there is a high abuse.
If you would like to know more about the 20mph speed limit proposals please get in touch using the contact details shown below:
Council Connect:01225 394041
Council website: www.bathnes.gov.uk/20mphspeedlimit
The roads included in this part of the programme are the residential roads within the boundary shown on this leaflet plan. A 20mph limit is NOT proposed for the A367, A36, Rush Hill or Frome Road
Benefits from trials carried out in Portsmouth have shown that reducing the speed limit to 20mph has a direct positive impact on road safety and the local environment.
The 20mph limit does not involve the introduction of any physical calming measures such as speed humps. With residential support and awareness the limit will be self-enforcing.
Prominent 20mph speed limit signs will be sited to show where the 20mph speed limit begins. “20” roundel signs will be installed at regular intervals within the 20mph speed limit area.