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.



4 Responses to Speed Limit Being Proposed For School Area

  1. linda December 16, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Josh, exactly, what is this Island coming to. I hear there is 3 ton of cotton wool on the next boat.xx

  2. Joe December 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Just put speed humps down past the school, in fact just leave it as it is, there’s enough potholes in the roads to slow you down anyway! I doubt many people would want to go past 20mph in fear of breaking their spinal column!

  3. Josh December 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    How about keeping it in your cheek along with you whining Linda – I am flabbergasted that people can be as shallow as to worry about a sign over the safety of the children – what is this Island coming to?

  4. Linda December 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    How about wrapping them up in cotton wool and has anyone thought of a monorail as school transport. My tongue is fixed firmly in my cheek.