About 20 main roads in Islington, north London, are set to become 20mph zones – but they will not be enforced by the Metropolitan Police (BBC News).
The reduction from 30mph to 20mph will be presented to the council executive on 24 November before going to public consultation next year. The council says the change is aimed at reducing serious accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
The Metropolitan Police will not increase patrols to enforce the limit, saying that the 20mph zones are “designed to be self enforcing through traffic calming measures such as speed humps”.
Councillor Paul Convery said: “We work very closely with the Metropolitan Police and have very carefully considered their advice.
“After long thought, we have decided to reject it and balanced the advice with the feelings of local residents and councillors, and the importance of safer streets for residents.
“We will work to improve awareness among motorists of the dangers of speed, to explain the reasons for keeping to 20mph in our community.”
Residential streets in the borough are already 20mph zones and the new restrictions will cover main roads throughout Islington.
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