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Lib Dems welcome step in the right direction for safer roads

March 10, 2014 11:49 AM
Originally published by Surrey County Council Lib Dems

20mph zoneLiberal Democrats on Surrey County Council have welcomed a review of Surrey County Council's road safety policy that is taking place throughout Surrey's boroughs and districts.

The review is looking at both local speed limits and road safety outside of schools.

Speaking following meetings of the first two of Surrey County Council's local committees to consider the review, Stephen Cooksey, the Liberal Democrat Environment and Transportation spokesperson at County Hall said: "In May 2006 and again in 2012, Liberal Democrats called for Surrey County Council to reduce speeds where necessary on the County's roads.

"This is including for 20mph speed limits to be introduced where evidence says they are required and they are supported by local residents. The Conservative administration at County Hall has dragged its feet, with only a handful of sites being established. Hopefully the review, together with new Government guidance, will see the implementation of 20mph speed limits, especially outside of schools.

"Liberal Democrats want this review to result in positive action by the Conservative administration to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders on Surrey's highways"