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To: Jeffrey Cuthbert, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent
Make Llantarnam Road Safer - Enforce 30mph
Llantarnam Road is a 30mph zone, but drivers habitually break the speed limit throughout the day and night. With a primary school, parks, shops and housing estates on either side of the road, there are pedestrians (particularly children) crossing the road being put in danger by this reckless driving.
Speed Indicator Devices, GoSafe camera van placement, additional signage (Children Crossing, Go Slow), and speed bumps will reinforce the speed limit that has been deemed appropriate by Torfaen County Borough Council and Gwent Police, but has failed to be implemented any further than 30mph signs at entrances to the zone.
The speed limit was lowered from 40mph to 30mph in 2013 but, 8 years on, it is clear that the legacy of the 40mph is still in locals' minds, with even 40mph being exceeded by many.
We do not want to wait for a child or adult to be killed for the 30mph limit to be enforced. 30mph has been deemed appropriate. 30mph is routinely being breached. 30mph needs to be enforced by further measures.
Why is this important?
If you, your family, children or pets walk across Llantarnam Road, morning, afternoon or night, you and they are at increased risk of being struck by a speeding vehicle. Do you want one of your loved ones to be the newspaper headline that sparks police enforcement of the 30mph speed limit? Sign this petition to ask Gwent Police to fulfil their duty of keeping us safe on our roads before someone is hurt or killed.
How it will be delivered
This petition will be hand delivered to Jeffrey Cuthbert, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent