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Solihull Council unveils plans to put the brakes on speeding drivers

ALMOST two dozen local roads could see their speed limits slashed under new proposals from Solihull Council.

ALMOST two dozen local roads could see their speed limits slashed under new proposals from Solihull Council.

The local authority has identified 23 stretches of road where it would like to slow down traffic. All of those which would be affected are A and B routes. If plans were given the nod, then the speed limit would be reduced by 10, 20 or in one case 30mph. Any changes would come into effect in 2011.

Sections of the Kenilworth, Warwick and Birmingham Road are among those which could see changes. A part of Grange Road, which runs south of Dorridge, would see the biggest reduction - the limit would be halved from 60mph to 30mph.

Cllr Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport, highways and infrastructure, said: “In many of the areas, we have been asked by residents to take action about the speed of traffic, and we hope that by reducing the speed limit, we can make the roads safer for motorists and pedestrians alike.”

The proposals follow a review, which looked at the current speed limit, the amount of cars and the number of accidents on the routes around the borough.

Now Solihull Council will be taking the plans to residents’ groups, parish councils, local councillors and MPs.

To see a full list of those roads which could see a change in the speed limit, go to www.solihullnews.net.

 

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