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Chance to quiz police on 20mph zones
PEOPLE in Dringhouses will be able to quiz North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner about how York’s new 20mph speed limits will be enforced.
Julia Mulligan has been invited to attend a Dringhouses Residents’ Forum meeting. which will be held next month, to talk about the issue.
Dringhouses and Woodthorpe councillor Anna Semlyen said forces across the country used different enforcement measures, but with few 20mph zones in North Yorkshire it was unclear how police would tackle the issue.
“It’s about whether police will use hand-held speed equipment, or hold days of enforcement, and whether community speed watch groups can get involved,” she said.
The 20mph speed limits are being rolled out across the city, starting with South Bank this month.
The scheme has attracted criticism for being ineffective, but the council has pressed ahead with the plans, citing lower accident rates and the chance to make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Dringhouses meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 16, at 7pm at Dringhouses Primary School in St Helen’s Road. Questions for Mrs Mulligan can be submitted by emailing Kay.Bailey@york.gov.uk
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