Borough of Poole announces plans to increase 20mph zones

11 May 2016

The Borough of Poole announced its intention to create 3 more 20mph zones. The zones are planned to be established in Poole town centre, Heckford Park and Longfleet, with the aim of improving road safety and considerate driving. The Borough has recently ended a consultation period on the zones with further announcements awaited.

James Braund, specialist personal injury solicitor at Trethowans LLP’s Poole Office states that “unfortunately we see only too often the effects of Road Traffic Accidents which can be significant and life changing. According to the Highway Code, the average driver can stop within 3 car lengths when travelling at 20mph, but this is double (6 car lengths) at 30mph. Hopefully these plans will help to reduce and limit the number of accidents on Poole’s roads.”