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Reduce that Speed - Graham Colley supports a county-wide speed limit in residential areas, villages and town centres

March 27, 2021 6:48 PM

Graham Colley, Liberal Democrat PCC Candidate for Kent is committed to improving road safety throughout our region and calls for the introduction of 20mph schemes in residential areas and around schools and shopping districts.

Graham Colley said, "Our county urgently needs traffic calming measures, and parking restrictions are needed with enforcement action from Kent Police. There is a pressing need for more effective police enforcement of speed limits and action against dangerous and anti-social parking and for 20mph to become the normal speed limit where people live, work, shop, learn and play".

"There should be a commitment from the county council to fund any physical measures to reduce speeds and a strategy to increase 20mph zones or areas. We all have speeding black spots in our divisions, roads where residents have long campaigned for slower speeds. Kent Liberal Democrats have long called for 20mph to be the default speed limit in all residential areas and town centres unless there is an overriding reason for a higher limit".

"We mouth slogans about encouraging people to leave their cars at home and we are meant to be promoting active travel, whether walking, cycling or using public transport. It's about going to school, getting to work and so much more. But we won't get the step-change we need unless we slow traffic town in urban and residential areas."