Reduction in collisions seen on Lewes Road (A270)
The A270 Lewes Road, which was a 40mph stretch of highway, had been the scene of many road traffic accidents.
Following 53 fines being handed to motorists for speeding on the road in 2010, and nine accidents in 2011 of which three involved serious or fatal injury, Brighton and Hove City Council decided to take action to prevent further incidents.
In January this year the speed limit was lowered from 40mph to 30mph. Since the change there has only been one collision, which resulted in only minor injuries, and there have been no speeding tickets issued.
A spokeswoman for the council stated that more would be done to improve the roads for motorists and other residents.
“The council is currently proposing the phased introduction of a 20mph limit for residential and shopping streets in the city which we hope will encourage more cycling and walking, bringing road safety benefits, as well as reducing congestion and improving air quality.
“Most major roads will remain at 30mph to ensure that limits are realistic without the need for extensive traffic calming.”
Anyone who suffers injuries as a result of a driver’s negligent behaviour may wish to contact a personal injury solicitor to see whether they have a valid compensation claim.News