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'Campaign 440' launched on Isle of Wight

Monday 9th February 2009

A campaign has been launched to persuade the council in the Isle of Wight to implement a maximum speed limit of 40mph, in line with the limit in Jersey.

Kevin Jenkins, Campaign 440 organiser, says: "With very similar roads and roughly the same mileage of roads, Jersey's 40mph limit is believed to have brought the death rate down to an average of just a couple per year. The IOW - even when allowing for the population difference - is roughly three times higher.

"The IOW council tell me that they are about to start a review of road safety and road speeds across the IOW but have already dismissed 'out of hand' the possibility of the introduction of a 'blanket' max 40mph speed limit. I feel that this stance almost borders on being wicked!"?

For further information contact Kevin Jenkins.

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