Brighton taxis drivers to oppose 20mph proposals

30 November 2012

Taxi drivers in Brighton are set to oppose proposals by the city’s council of implementing widespread 20mph speed restrictions.

The GMB union, which represents 1,800 drivers in the area, stated that it will contest the changes after being unhappy that it was not consulted prior to the authority proposing these new measures, The Argus reports.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s transport committee wants to enforce a widespread 20mph speed limit on around 500 streets in the south coast city, but Sackville Road, Old Shoreham Road and the A259 seafront road will be exempt from the changes.

The issue of a 20mph speed limit has been contested of late with the Association of British Drivers (ABD) heavily criticising the proposals noting that it not be conducive to helping reduce the amount of accidents that currently occur on the UK’s road networks.

A final decision on the proposals is yet to be made within the Brighton area.

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