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.