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Go-ahead for 20mph limit on Carlisle housing estate

Plans to bring in a 20mph speed limit on a Carlisle housing estate are going ahead, even though nearly all traffic moves at that speed already.

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another waste of money by labour,20 mph on estates.at a meeting last week it was stated by police they could not enforce 20 mph,they could only take action over 30 mph
ask people on durranhill road how many drivers stick to 20 mph

Posted by mr r jackson on 19 June 2012 at 10:30

Another thought if the level of danger is as high as some comments claim then we have a duty to prevent vehicles travelling on the estate so concrete bollards to seal of the estate is the answer, make them all walk it would be better for their health.

Posted by Allen on 16 June 2012 at 19:48

When will people understand that regardless of what speed limit is put in place, those who flaunt them on a regular basis will do just that, whatever speed limit is put in place.They can't obey a 30mph so what gives everyone the impression that lowering it to 20mph will slow them down. Ban them when caught! they will just drive with no licence,insurance,maybe they will even liberate your car to do it whilst you are not looking.LIFE, FACT.

Posted by clive Jackson on 16 June 2012 at 18:27


If the people of this housing estate are campaigning for this then they should be footing the bill for the costs of signage.

Posted by Brian on 16 June 2012 at 04:19

The whole of the Cities roads have had traffic islands, bus stops and parking bays installed over the last few years.

Having a 20mph speed limit will not slow idiots down as their are not enough police to to enforce the speed limits.

Camera vans are only interested in making money - I have never seen a camera van on an estate where the limit is 20mph.

The only way to make our roads safer in all respects is to save the money and employ more police!!

Posted by Mark on 16 June 2012 at 01:48

When you are driving at 30 mph in third gear and take your foot off the gas your car will slow down due to engine braking,this will not happen in fourth gear,so the slightly higher revs are a minor inconvenience when it could mean the difference between crippling someone and them being badly bruised.

Posted by David on 15 June 2012 at 19:40

TB i think you missed the point i was making carlisle city council spends around £50000 on the fireshow each year round £14000 of that is clawed back via sponsorship etc. the point i was making if they didnt spend that money on fireworks every housing estate could have 20 mph speed limits and the signage to go with it. the money is better spent on reducing deaths on our estates, what price a childs life. i never said the council puts fireworks ahead of road safety, but think how much safer they would be with an extra £50000 to play with. people go oh my god £1600 on signs that could save a life but think nothing of watching £50000 go up in smoke. you choose TB safer roads or fireworks.

Posted by david on 15 June 2012 at 16:31

David can you tell us which council chooses to spend £40,000 on fireworks over road safety? I cant think of a single one in cumbria. Please do tell, please enlighten us all.

Posted by TB on 14 June 2012 at 23:53

perhaps the way forward is when planning permision is sought for estates automatic speed restrictions are placed at 20mph.I find it strange the speed limit can be changed at a stroke but the provision of a safe place to cross Dalston Road by providing a pedestrian crossing near the junction of Dunmail Drive is not.

Posted by Robert on 14 June 2012 at 11:46

I am no against 20MPH on housing estates but on open and country roads I am against. These are in the county.As a motorist I find that a good number do not respect the rules of the road ( speed limits & mobile phones even traffic lights).That includes the police that are supposed to obey the highway code unless the use the BLUES&TWOs.

Posted by a yeoman on 14 June 2012 at 11:00

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