Jersey's new speed limits 'must be enforced'

Speed limit sign
Image caption The maximum speed limit in Jersey is 40mph

People will not be safer on Jersey's roads unless the new lower speed limits are enforced, the Road Safety Panel has said.

A number of roads have had their speed limit reduced from 40mph to 30mph.

The changes have been welcomed by Peter Tabb, from the Road Safety Panel, but he said the roads must be properly policed to keep islanders safe.

Speed limits have been changed on roads in St Clement, St Helier, Trinity, St Lawrence, St Brelade and St Peter.

Mr Tabb said: "I think any initiative that increases road safety for both the road users and people that live beside roads is to be welcomed."

Transport minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said the request to change the speed limits came from the authorities in each of the parishes.

The roads that have changed are:

  • In St Clement, the section between Le Hocq Lane and the Parish Church on La Grande Route de St Clement
  • In St Helier and Trinity, the section of La Grande Route de St Jean from just north of the St Helier Parish Depot to the existing Sion Village 30mph speed limit
  • In St Lawrence, all the roads making up the Carrefour Selous built-up area, including a section of La Grande Route de St Laurent
  • In St Peter, La Grande Route de St Pierre from the northern limit of the existing 20mph past M&S as far as the junction with Rue des Pointe
  • And in St Brelade, the remaining section of Mont les Vaux, the length of Route de St Brelade, and a 40m section of Route de Genet to include Woodbine corner, as well as Pont du Val and most of La Route de Francfief.

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