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Witham: 20mph speed limit could be "useless" if not enforced
5:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A councillor has suggested that proposed 20mph speed limits in Witham could be “useless” because “the police don’t enforce speeding.”
The comment was made during a meeting of the Town Council’s Environment Committee on Monday, where members agreed that speed limits on estate roads, with the exception of those that are arterial roads or bus routes, should be lowered because “20’s plenty.”
Councillor Michael Lager said: “I believe that 20mph would be quite good to put around the town as the road where I live is a 30mph and no one ever does that now.
“The police don’t enforce speeding limits. Some people will abide by the new limit but if it’s not enforced it is useless."
A final decision on what roads will be affected by the new limit, which could include roads linked to Forest Road and Templars Road, will be made at a future meeting of the committee.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "Essex Police does enforce speed limits in Witham and throughout the county.
"Anti-speeding operations are carried out regularly by local officers and PCSOs and by the Essex Police Casualty Reduction Team whose operations are recorded on the Essex Police website at http://www.essex.police.uk/be_safe/speeding.aspx and the records show that there have been regular speed checks in and around Witham by the CRT."
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