08 DEC 2016

Ending the A20 40mph speed limit

The hated A20 40mph speed limit needs to be scrapped as soon as possible. Drivers are well and truly fed up of crawling along at 40mph – especially with foreign lorries dangerously tailgating and hurtling past.

That's why I got everyone around the table last week to make sure they work quickly to make the speed limit variable.

It was a really positive meeting. Natural England and the AONB said they would work closely with Highways England to get things moving. It's great that Highways England listened to our demands and agreed to scrap the 40mph limit. Now it's time to deliver. They must not let the timetable slip beyond March and need to keep a strong grip on this project.

I have also written to Kent Police, asking the force to step up their patrols and presence on the A20 to deter foreign lorry drivers from flouting the speed limit.

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