Memorandum by Durham County Council (RTS
ILLEGAL AND INAPPROPRIATE SPEED
I understand that a House of Commons Transport,
Local Government and the Regions Select Committee Review is being
undertaken into Illegal and Inappropriate Speed and Casualty Reduction.
In County Durham, a Speed Management Partnership
Forum has been established for some time now to co-ordinate and
undertake initiatives regarding speed related issues. This is
a partnership between Durham County Council, Darlington Borough
Council, Durham Constabulary, Highways Agency, Central Office
of Information (COI) County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue
Brigade, North East Ambulance Service, County Durham and Darlington
Health Authority and County of Durham Magistrates' Court.
The partnership has developed a Durham and Darlington
Speed Management Strategy which is a comprehensive document setting
out a plan for speed management in the Durham Constabulary area
over the next five years. The purpose of the strategy is to address
both excess speed and inappropriate speed on the roads of County
Durham and Darlington in order to reduce casualties and improve
the quality of life for people who live in the area and for those
travelling in it.
The strategy adopts a multi-disciplinary approach
to speed management using education, encouragement, engineering
and enforcement and is consistent with the overall aims and objectives
of the Council's Local Transport Plan and road casualty reduction
policies, which supports the national strategy and targets set
I enclose a copy of the Speed Management Strategy
document, the contents of which I hope the Committee will find
If you require further information or more copies please do not
hesitate to get in touch.
Head of Highway Management Services
30 January 2002
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