Sandys Takes Broadstairs Road Speed and Safety Concerns National During Road Safety Week
Laura Sandys praised the work of the Broadstairs Road Traffic Group in Parliament this Road Safety Week as she joined calls for 20mph to be introduced as the default speed limit around schools in Thanet.
Laura said: “Over the last year, I’ve been working as part of the Broadstairs Road Safety Group, comprised of local students, teachers and residents who quite simply want their roads to be safer. A huge amount has been achieved over the last year since we met with Kent County Council Cabinet Member David Brazier and they have been extremely helpful in not only taking on board the concerns we raised but also working with the Group to find solutions. The students in particular have been really involved at every stage and have come up with some great ideas to tackle the problems we are seeing. Kent County Council have provided grant funding as a result of the Group’s campaign and will also be installing a new zebra crossing at the beginning of the new year to make it easier and safer for children to cross on their way to school.
“New figures released this week show that 2 in every 5 children report having had a near miss or worse on roads. With over 5000 children going to school in Broadstairs in a one mile radius alone, this research really underscores the importance of Road Safety Week and the value of the work being undertaken by the Broadstairs Road Traffic Group.”