Speedy response to speeding issue

A simple survey to judge the public view on speeding and speed enforcement in the county resulted in 2,000 replies and the impressive response has delighted the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore. The results have just been published:  Speed Survey results.

Tim said, “Speeding enforcement is a highly emotive and complex issue so I set up this speeding survey to gauge the strength of feeling across the county.”

“The huge response to the survey speaks volumes about the issue, we were amazed to get so many detailed and considered responses and I thank everyone who took time to have their say.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner highlighted the thorny issue of speeding and speed enforcement as his Passmore Priority for June.

Tim added, “Speeding is a subject which clearly splits public opinion. It’s an issue that comes up regularly as I speak to people across the county and it dominates my mail bag and that is why I chose this as a Passmore Priority.

“I plan to share the detailed findings of my survey with the Constabulary and the County Council so we can take a joint approach but initial headline issues are about more enforcement in villages and built-up areas, particularly near schools and that enforcement should focus on areas where pedestrian safety is a concern.

“Many people questioned the positioning of speed cameras across the county and this is something I will be discussing with the Chief Constable. Speed limits also cause great frustration and many felt that a review of limits across the county is needed, this specific issue is one for the county council so I will be talking directly with Cllr Graham Newman on this matter.”

The full results of the survey will be discussed at the PCC’s Accountability and Performance Panel on August 13 and the Suffolk Roadsafe board meeting on September 12.