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Councillor's bid to tackle speeding motorists in Shirley.

A SHIRLEY councillor is taking steps to combat the ‘out of control’ speeding problem in the town.

A SHIRLEY councillor is taking steps to combat the ‘out of control’ speeding problem in the town.

Coun Peter Doyle (Con, Shirley South) said speeding is a ‘constant problem’ for Shirley and is hoping the area will be able to pilot 20mph zones in ‘speeding hotspots.’

The move follows a string of road accidents across Solihull, many of them caused by drivers who are going too fast.

One involved 24-year-old Adam Collard, who was knocked over and killed in a hit and run last year.

Last week, through the Solihull News, grieving mum Angela pleaded with drivers to slash their speed.

Coun Doyle said he has met with Solihull Council and other councillors to discuss the benefits of installing 20mph zones in the area.

He added: “Speeding has long been an issue in Shirley and I understand it is one of the local policing team’s top priorities.

“I attended a presentation on potential 20mph zones for Solihull at a recent councillor event and I asked for the council officers to set up a meeting with myself and other Shirley councillors to discuss 20mph zones in greater detail.

“We would like to know where residents think the 20mph zones should be. My initial thoughts are to focus on areas around schools and homes for the elderly.”

Last month we reported that this speed limit is being introduced in North Arran Way, Smith’s Wood.

Depending on its success, similar schemes could be rolled out elsewhere in the borough.

 

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