‘Slower is Safer’

375hf-08a20mph speed limits come into force across large parts of Birmingham from Monday (October 10).

The speed limits will apply on residential roads in all or parts of Aston, Bordesley Green, Brandwood, Hodge Hill, Ladywood, Moseley and Kings Heath, Nechells, South Yardley, Sparkbrook, Springfield and Washwood Heath. The speed limit will also apply to some streets in The Jewellery Quarter.

Although signs and road markings have been in place in these areas from the beginning of the year to encourage drivers to slow down in residential roads and local centres, motorists who exceed 20mph on these routes from Monday could find themselves being pulled over by the police.

Councillor Stewart Stacey, cabinet member for transport and roads at Birmingham City Council, said: “This isn’t about trying to catch people out – it’s about making our roads safer for all who use them, whether they are children or adults and whether they are pedestrians, cyclists or motorists

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