Monday, 29 October 2018

Accusations of the lunatics taking over the asylum as the Corporation of London plans to slash speed limits to 15mph


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In a move that has been described by some as "lunacy," the Corporation of London are planning to slash speed limits in the square mile to just 15mph.
Draft proposals have been submitted as the CoL look to improve safety levels and tackle pollution levels.
In 2017, 54 people were killed or injured in the square mile, this was despite a reduction to 20mph being adopted by CoL on many of the roads in the area.
Despite the speed limit being lowered there has been no significant decrease in fatalaties.
The proposed speed limit reduction has been widely slammed by road experts, such as The AA and IAM RoadSmart, as well as road users themselves.
Some of the opinions put forward onThe Daily Expresscomments section were scathing, with one reader commenting that "this is what happens when you let the lunatics run the asylum." Whilst another stated "Democratically elected lunatics....Blame where blame is due."
Others had commented that pedestrians may be at fault because they had their eyes "glued" to their phones, instead of watching where they were going.
Any lowering of the speed limit would need to be ratified by the Department for Transport, with the Corporation of London hoping to bring in the restrictions by 2022.
October 29, 2018 at 02:52PM https://ift.tt/2ufVjKI Steve Kenton THESE POSTS ARE NOT OUR ENDORSEMENT