Police Enforcement

Last year someone sent me the following email question :- You offer assistance with any claims by police forces that 20mph limits (zones?) are not enforceable. Any advice concerning the following would be appreciated. The County Councillor was recently reported as saying that the police have advised him that the local 20mph zone is not enforceable and the only action that can be taken is to charge a motorist exceeding the 20mph limit with dangerous or careless driving. Currently he is refusing to explain his remarks. The minutes of a recent meeting of the parish council record ”due to recent changes in legislation/regulation the Parish Council may apply for enforceable action against speeding in the 20mph zone” and “Update from Police: Recent change in legislation has enabled enforcement codes for individual 20mph zones to be applied for”. Currently the chair of that meeting is unable to explain what was meant. Does any of this mean anything to you? I am aware of the ACPO Speed Enforcement Policy Guidelines and DfT Setting Local Speed Limits. Currently it seems like a ‘smoke screen’ so any clue to the meaning of these statements and any guidance concerning how to question these statements would be appreciated My answer follows  Continue reading

Welcome to Our new web site

When 20's Plenty for Us was set up in 2007 a website was seen as a crucial way to provide the resources for local campaigns to understand the guidance and basis for 20mph speed limits. It has provided a key platform for us to communicate with so many people throughout the country and indeed around the world. But internet technologies change and with the advent of social marketing then we need a far more integrated approach to communication that combines reference material, news, newsgroup, social marketing and emails. We are pleased to be working with a new NationBuilder website which will bring all of those together in one integrated platform to better inform and support our campaign and communities........   Continue reading