Sunday 19 August 2012

York: the latest incredible crap

CONTROVERSIAL 20mph zones could be increasing rather than reducing the risk of accidents, a new report has warned. 

The reduced limits could be lulling pedestrians into a false sense of security, so they take less care, a transport boss at City of York Council says. 

The revelation has sparked calls for a rethink on York’s “twenty’s plenty” campaign, central to Labour’s transport strategy.

Conservative group leader Ian Gillies said Labour’s push for 20mph zones was “purely ideological”, and said: “Motorists ignore them, the police will not enforce them and there are no statistics to justify them.” 

Over to Joe Dunckley.