In a bid to enhance road safety and address the escalating number of speed-related incidents, Bradford Council has officially introduced a reduced speed limit of 30mph on Hangingstone Road, Moor Road, and areas surrounding the Cow and Calf Rocks and The Cow and Calf pub.
To ensure motorists are well-informed about the revised speed limit, new 30mph signs have been erected along the affected stretches of road. Additionally, satnav companies have been promptly notified to update their mapping systems accordingly.
Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning, and Transport, emphasised the need for this measure, stating, “There have been a number of serious speed-related incidents at this location, and the reduction in the speed limit is a direct reflection of that.” This initiative aims to address the issue proactively and safeguard the lives of all road users.
The Police have identified speeding as one of the ‘Fatal Four’ offences, alongside driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to wear a seatbelt, and mobile phone usage while driving. These four violations are deemed most likely to cause fatal accidents or inflict serious injuries. By introducing the new speed limit, the local authorities hope to mitigate the risks associated with excessive speeding and create a safer environment for both drivers and pedestrians.
Motorists are urged to abide by the new speed limit regulations and exercise caution while navigating these roads. It is essential for all road users to prioritise safety and adhere to traffic rules to avoid any potential accidents or harm.
This step taken by Bradford Council showcases their commitment to promoting road safety and reflects a collaborative effort between local authorities, law enforcement agencies, and the community at large. By prioritising the welfare of its residents, the council hopes to set an example for other regions to follow suit in implementing effective traffic safety measures.