Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Speed limit reduction proposal

A 20MPH speed limit for the whole of Watlington is being explored.

A 20MPH speed limit for the whole of Watlington is being explored.

The parish council asked Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, to look into it.

It has been told that it would require extensive consultation but that no funding is available. The process normally takes a minimum of six months to complete.

The parish council agreed earlier this year to pursue a new speed limit for the town. It is now looking into the work of Twenty’s Plenty, a not-for-profit organisation, which campaigns for 20mph to become the default speed limit on residential and urban streets.

Watlington launched a Speedwatch scheme at the end of 2014. Volunteers use a speed indicator device to record and log how fast vehicles are travelling.



If a vehicle is then recorded speeding again in the area the owner will receive a letter from Thames Valley Police. If they are caught a third time the force will intervene.



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