Area: Isle of Wight
Action Group Campaign440 has been launched to persuade the council in the Isle of Wight to implement a maximum speed limit of 40mph, in line with the limit in Jersey. The council is about to start a review of road safety and road speeds across the IOW.
Kevin Jenkins, Campaign 440 organiser, says: "With very similar roads and roughly the same mileage of roads, Jersey's 40mph limit is believed to have brought the death rate down to an average of just a couple per year. The IOW - even when allowing for the population difference - is roughly twice as high."
Contact: Kevin Jenkins
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December 2009: The group has an started an e-petition to petition the Prime Minister to ask the Isle of Wight Council to confer with the Jersey Minister for Roads as to how that Island has, per capita, half the road death rate as compared to the Isle of Wight.
Febuary 2009: The campaign has been featured in a BBC news article.