‘20mph limits are ignored’

Coun Brian Stephenson says some motorists ignore the 20mph limits on Fleetwood roads
Coun Brian Stephenson says some motorists ignore the 20mph limits on Fleetwood roads
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A Fleetwood councillor is calling for tougher measures to implement the town’s 20mph speed limit.

Coun Brian Stephenson says some motorists are not taking the restrictions seriously and are still driving at such high speeds they are putting lives at risk.

Someone could be killed unless we try and do something

The councillor, who is both a Wyre and Fleetwood Town Council member, believes the only effective way to ensure motorists adhere to the limits is a triple package of speed humps, cameras and traffic radar checks.

The 20mph limits were introduced across Fleetwood two years ago as part of a massive Lancashire-wide scheme costing £9 million to bring in, with County Hall aiming to cut accidents.

Coun Stephenson said: “On certain roads in Fleetwood, such as Bold Street, I have seem some people pelting down the road at speeds close to 40 or 50 miles per hour.

“I know that speed humps aren’t always popular but the point is that they work.

“Someone could be killed unless we try and do something about this.

“I have been in touch with our neighbourhood police at Fleetwood and they said they would put in high on their agenda but I am keen to reiterate the point.

“I would like to see the police make representations to Lancashire county Council to get measures such as speed humps, cameras and radar checks seriously looked into.”

Ivor Bould, chairman of Fleetwood Neighbourhood Watch, said: “I met with Fleetwood police at our latest meeting and they are going to use hand-help cameras to catch people speeding and then talk to those involved, give them a warning and then prosecute them if they transgress again.

“That sounds like it could work, but I am not sure about speed humps.”