Speed Limit Being Proposed For School Area

A 20-mile per hour traffic limit is being proposed for the area around the new school.

The current island-wide limit is the national speed limit of 60mph.

Chairman, Mike Hicks told yesterday’s council meeting that the police are finalising plans but Councillors are concerned that this could result in a proliferation of signs.

Councillor Dudley Mumford asked how many signs would be popping up and how necessary these were.

Some members are unhappy that a school sign has gone up on the brow of the hill before the road drops down the Old Town Hill.

Chief planning Officer, Craig Dryden says the sign is required for Health and Safety reasons and many visitors, particularly those hiring buggies, may not know that the school is there.

Councillor Roy Duncan said speed limits alone won’t necessarily make travel safer for kids and other measures will still be needed.



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