Nottingham

Harrison Carlin death: Forest Lane 30mph limit extension plan

A 30mph speed limit zone on a Nottinghamshire road where a teenage cyclist died is to be extended.

Harrison Carlin, 15, was killed in a collision with a car on Forest Lane, Papplewick, in July.

The county council said it would extend street lighting, making a greater area subject to a 30mph limit rather than the national 60 mph limit.

It also proposed to reduce the maximum speed to 50mph, but said this would have to be subject to a consultation.

The council said the extension to the existing 30mph zone was being carried out as part of a county-wide village speed limit review.

It also said it was considering extending the 30mph zone in the other direction towards Linby.

Both Harrison and 12-year-old Jeffrey Townley, who died while cycling on Linby Road in Hucknall in September, have been the focus of a road safety campaign by their fellow pupils at the National Academy in Hucknall.

A spokesman for the council said speed restrictions in the area had been under discussion, but it was only natural that they would have been discussed to a greater extent following the boys' deaths.

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