Street lights mean 30

 

Many drivers who receive speeding tickets say they had no idea they were travelling in a 30mph zone. Yet driving just a few miles above the speed limit can mean the difference between life and death: hit someone at 40mph and there is a 31% chance they will die; hit them at 30mph and there is a 93% chance they will live.

The 'Streetlights Mean 30' campaign aims to raise awareness that if you are in a built up area and there are streetlights then the speed limit is 30mph unless it is signed otherwise.

30mph roads are complex environments with traffic moving in different directions and large numbers of pedestrians. When a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the outcome is hugely influenced by the speed of impact.

Resources to promote this message are available from the Partnership - please email communications@kmscp.org to order posters and speed limit cards.

Rule 124 in the Highway Code states:
You must not exceed the maximum speed limits for the road and for your vehicle. The presence of streetlights generally means that there is a 30mph (48km/h) speed limit unless otherwise specified.

Street lights mean 30

Offence numbers and casualty figures for 2016 04Sep

Offence numbers and casualty figures for 2016

Crash casualty and offence data has been published by the Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership

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