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New Speed Enforcement Trial

Posted in General News on Monday, October 31st, 2022

A new speed enforcement trial has begun in England which will see drivers receive £130 fine for exceeding 20mph speed limits. Wandsworth Council started the trial period in which they will be issuing the fines rather than the police. The council has stated that the legislation will be in force in two of the busiest residential roads in the borough, Wimbledon Park Road, and Priory Lane. If the trial is judged to be a success the legislation will be put in place across the whole borough. Council Leader Cllr Simon Hogg said: “Speeding traffic is one of the biggest sources of complaints we receive from our residents. Ensuring drivers stick to the 20mph limit not only improves safety levels and encourages more people to walk or cycle, but it also helps reduce harmful emissions too. Until now, only the Metropolitan Police have had powers to enforce speed limits, but they tend to concentrate their resources on main roads and dual carriageways, whereas most of the complaints we receive are about people driving too fast along quieter residential streets.”

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