Newton Abbot Branch Labour Party welcomes and supports proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits across Newton Abbot, as part of a trial by Devon County Council and believes this should include all roads in and out of the town. Lower speed limits have been proven to improve safety and benefit the environment, as more people decide to walk or cycle. The Town Council also has recently decided to support this proposal for the town.
Cllr Ryan Hall, Newton Abbot Town Council comments: “It’s great that Newton Abbot has been chosen as one of the towns to trial reduced speed limits. 20mph speed limits have been introduced across other towns and cities, with great success. The benefits to health and the environment are obvious. We all want Newton Abbot to be a safer and healthier town and this would be an important step”.