Speed Limits to be Cut
STRING OF SPEED LIMITS TO
BE CUT AS MAYOR
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, has
announced the results of his speed limit review across Bedford
The Mayor asked for nominations for locations
where residents are concerned about speeding traffic and where road
safety could be improved by a reduced speed limit. Sites put
forward have been reviewed over six months, during which the
Council has assessed traffic data and conducted research into
factors such as the number of accidents at each location.
Commenting, Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "I want to
get the message across that speeding is not acceptable on our
roads, and this review is resulting in real action to cut speeds on
local roads around the Borough.
“Lower speed limits will be introduced on every
road where parish councils or local councillors have requested a
speed limit reduction. In addition we will implement traffic safety
measures and for the first time average speed cameras will be
introduced to enforce safer driving across the Borough.
“The new wireless average speed cameras will be
moved around across the Borough and since they are very discreet
they are an extremely effective deterrent. Those who endanger other
road users and pedestrians in our communities by speeding over
local roads should be aware that they can and will be caught."