Road safety news

Reduction to speed limits

Speed limits have been cut to 20mph around Stanford Infant and Junior Schools in Brighton this month following a council review of speed limits and a decision to implement a pilot 20mph speed limit area around the schools, including the local residential streets.

The pilot scheme took effect on 18 January and covers fifteen roads around the schools where the speed limit is currently 30 mph. A second similar scheme will be implemented in Portslade Village before April.

In addition, speed limits have been reduced from 40 to 30 mph by Brighton & Hove City Council in three other locations:

  • Lewes Road - from Natal Road to Moulsecoomb Way;
  • Falmer Road - from Brownleaf Road, Woodingdean to Rottingdean;
  • Old Shoreham Road - from Hove Cemetery to Locks Hill, Portslade.

The speed limit on the section of Hangleton Link between the Sainsbury’s and Fox Way roundabouts will be reduced from the national speed limit (60mph) to 50mph. Additionally the speed limits in Trafalgar Road/Church Road, Portslade and a section of Nevill Road, Hove will be reduced from 30mph to 20mph.

Councillor Ian Davey, the city council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Public Realm, said "We are introducing trial 20mph schemes in the Stanford and Portslade areas, focussed on the schools and surrounding residential roads, following a review identifying the areas as suitable for a pilot scheme. We hope to consult people this year on a roll-out of 20 mph limits in communities across the City and will be looking closely at how this pilot scheme works, and involving the local community, to help shape future proposals."