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Village speed reduction fight suffers blow

Campaigners are unlikely to win their fight for a reduction in the speed limit on roads in Holbeach St Johns.
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Campaigners are unlikely to win their fight for a reduction in the speed limit on roads in Holbeach St Johns. ENGANL00120120220142737

Campaigners trying to stop speeding in Holbeach St Johns have suffered a blow in their fight for traffic calming measures in the village.

A survey carried out by Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) showed that an average of 160 vehicles a day break the 40mph limit currently in force throughout the village.

But because there had only been one serious crash in the village between October 2011 and January 2013, LRSP were unable to ask Lincolnshire County Council to put extra traffic measures in place.

The survey also found that the average speed recorded for vehicles travelling through Holbeach St Johns was just under 40mph, meaning the current speed limit is almost certain to stay in place.

Jan Johnson, of Holbeach St Johns, whose petition for a 30mph speed limit in the village attracted almost 160 names, said: “I’m surprised at the outcome of the survey and I can’t understand why we’re unlikely to get a speed limit reduction in the village.

“If we can slow the majority of vehicles down, it will make a considerable difference.”

 

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