PCC gives assurance that 20mph speed limits are enforced on Hertfordshire roads

The question was put to Mr Lloyd at a meeting of the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Panel of Tuesday

By Deborah Price, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 10th February 2022, 9:38 am

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd has given an assurance that 20mph speed limits are enforced in the same way as higher speed roads.

In response to a question at a meeting of the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Panel, Mr Lloyd acknowledged there was sometimes a public sense that the police did not enforce 20 mph zones.

But he said the zones were subject to enforcement and prosecution – with all enforcement prioritised by threat, harm and risk. And he said they were “enforced in exactly the same way”.

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He also said these areas would be subject to appropriate signage – often with additional measures designed to naturally slow motorists.

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And as part of his response he also referenced Drivesafe, which he said had been “a very successful scheme” and that a lot of local volunteers had come forward.

Drivesafe is a neighbourhood speed initiative where community volunteers monitor passing vehicles, using speed display equipment.

‘Speeding’ motorists are then sent an advisory letter. And motorists found to ‘speed’ frequently could then receive a visit from a police officer.

The question was put to Mr Lloyd at a meeting of the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Panel of Tuesday, February 8, held at the offices of North Herts District Council.