Vehicle speeds on roads next to Muskham Primary School will soon be limited to 20mph.
Why is Nottinghamshire County Council introducing advisory 20mph speed limits?
We want to make sure that Nottinghamshire Roads are safe for everyone, especially children and young people.
In 2012,142 young pedestrians and cyclists were hurt through accidents on Nottinghamshire’s roads and nearly 10% happened within 50 metres of a school entrance.
We think that’s 142 young people too many.
National research* shows that by using 20mph speed limits on roads we can help reduce the number of accidents, lessen the severity of injuries and on a healthier note, encourage more people to walk and cycle.
That’s why we are introducing advisory 20mph speed limits outside all Nottinghamshire schools.
How will the 20mph speed limit be implemented?
20mph speed signs will be placed outside the main entrances of primary, junior and secondary schools across the county to slow traffic down. The signs will vary due to the different school sites and the roads they are on. We are not intending to install traffic calming such as road humps.
When will the speed limits be implemented?
We are rolling out the signs over the next two years. By 2016, all roads by county schools will be 20mph.
How does this affect me?
The 20mph speed limit will be permanent and in place 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We wanted to make you aware of our plans and hope that you will benefit from the safer streets and quieter roads.
If you would like to see the proposed location of the signs or the types of signs we are installing please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/20mph or contact us on the number below.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80 Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm Saturday: 8am to 12 noon (Calls cost 3p a minute from a BT landline. Mobile costs may vary).
Minicom: 01623 434993 Calls cost 3p/min from BT landlines. Mobile costs may vary. Phone 0300 500 80 80 if you need the information in a different language or format.
*Department for Transport Setting Local Speed Limits Circular 01/2013