People in Wiltshire could think that their council is being progressive by its plans to allow schools to request a 20mph zone outside their school. Whilst in its press release it says :-
"We want to balance the needs of local people with the need to ensure children can travel to and from school safely, and I think this is a great way to do that"
and in its web news release actually shows a picture of a mandatory 20mph zone (you can tell its mandatory because it uses a red circle) but what we have confirmed with them is that it is actually only offering is an advisory temporary limit which any driver with knowledge of the highway code knows is not mandatory. In fact the actual speed limit on the road remains at 30mph.
We call upon Wiltshire council to stop misinforming its parents and children about its intentions and what they can request.Read more