Hertfordshire County Council cuts red tape to ease creation of 20mph zones in Potters Bar and Borehamwood

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Introducing 20mph zones in residential areas of Hertfordshire has been made easier.

The county council cut the red tape hindering the implementation of lower speed limits after listening to the results of a public consultation held last year.

The new strategy, implemented with Hertfordshire Constabulary, allows for the introduction of zonal speed limits, currently only available at 40mph, if the idea is supported by the local community.

Councillor Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways, said: “It is clear that people are concerned about speeding traffic and this strategy will provide the framework for putting the appropriate limits in place.”

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7:58pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Stevendavies says...

What's the point of adding more traffic signs when the ones that are already there can't be read because they are filthy dirty. Come on Hertsfordshire county council. Clean up .
What's the point of adding more traffic signs when the ones that are already there can't be read because they are filthy dirty. Come on Hertsfordshire county council. Clean up . Stevendavies
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10:11pm Sun 9 Feb 14

John_W says...

The driver who killed Tommy was doing 40 in a 30 limit.
Signs won't save lives, only enforcement, and that needs manpower and money.
This is political gesturing and nothing more.
The driver who killed Tommy was doing 40 in a 30 limit. Signs won't save lives, only enforcement, and that needs manpower and money. This is political gesturing and nothing more. John_W
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11:40am Mon 10 Feb 14

Andrew Haynes says...

Cutting the speed limit by a third from 30mph to 20mph does not cut actual speeds by a third. Studies have shown that, without rigid enforcement, the average speed drops by no more than 2-3mph and remains well above 20mph.
Cutting the speed limit by a third from 30mph to 20mph does not cut actual speeds by a third. Studies have shown that, without rigid enforcement, the average speed drops by no more than 2-3mph and remains well above 20mph. Andrew Haynes
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