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Speed cut long overdue

PLANS are afoot to cut the speed limits on a host of borough road, by 10 to 20 mph hour and in one case - Grange Road south of Dorridge, by 30mph.

PLANS are afoot to cut the speed limits on a host of borough road, by 10 to 20 mph hour and in one case - Grange Road south of Dorridge, by 30mph.

The question has to be - why has it taken so long?

Every year over 3,000 people die on our roads, the bulk of them on A and B roads which have already been targeted by the Government for a reduction in the speed limit.

Solihull itself has had more than its fair share of people needlessly dying on our roads.

In many of these incidents, speed has been a contributory factor.

Of course, the motormouths of this world will claim it’s yet another infringement on their freedom to drive as fast as they like whenever they like.

But measured against a human life the pleasure of flooring your right foot doesn’t carry any weight at all.

The key thing once the consultation process has been gone through and the new restrictions are imposed will be enforcement.

That will be the true test of will behind these new measures.

 

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