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Tim Prater is aiming to make Kent’s streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

March 2, 2021 9:43 AM
Originally published by Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council

The Liberal Democrat County Council candidate for Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East, Tim Prater, gives his backing to the key priorities of Kent Liberal Democrats:

"These priorities give a clear idea of what the Liberal Democrats seek to do at County Hall: to help our County build back together from Covid. We both need to ensure we have both a caring community, and care for our community.

Tim with the new Shorncliffe Road / Folkestone West Zebra Crossing

Tim with the new Shorncliffe Road / Folkestone West Zebra Crossing

"A priority that really speaks to me locally is a 20mph default speed limit.

"Outside our primary and secondary schools, in our residential roads, and even in roads such as Sandgate High Street, 20 really would be plenty. The speeds some vehicles are travelling is outrageous, and we shouldn't have to wait until someone dies to tackle the problem.

"It's time that Kent County Council supported an area wide reduction in the speed limit and enforcement that would make it stick. I'm pleased to see trials in places like Faversham: the rest of the County should get our chance too.

"I've campaigned for, and won, traffic safety measures including zebra crossings, improved lining and signing, and interactive speed signs locally. We now need to go further, and make sure we have the right speed limits in our local roads, and the ability to enforce them properly.

"If elected back to County Hall, that would be a top priority for our area, and for the rest of Kent."

You can learn more about the Liberal Democrats' key priorities by clicking here.