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SAFE SIGNS: Councillors’ plea to get 20mph signs installed by Croxley school

 Published on: 11th July 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Several local councillors have been working to try and get 20mph road signs installed near a Croxley school.

According to Liberal Democrat councillor Stephanie Singer, who represents Durrants ward on Three Rivers District Council, drivers can be tempted to speed on the base of the slight hill on Baldwins Lane, where Croxley Danes School is located.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents says that a bad accident at 20mph will be fatal at 30mph, the current limit.

Installation of road signs falls to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC). At the request of cllr Singer, they have twice undertaken surveys on speed and traffic volume in the areas.

Although the surveys revealed that the numbers of vehicles and density of traffic had increased, HCC decided that the results were “inconclusive.”

Cllr Singer said: “This is very disappointing. The cost of installing these signs would not be huge, and if they can prevent an accident it will be money well spent”.

She’s now asking for residents who support installing 20mph signs to email county councillor and fellow Lib Dem Chris Lloyd, with who she’s been working on this issue with, and tell him so they can present a better case to the wider council. He can be contacted at

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council said: “We have been carrying out surveys in the area to see what the current traffic speeds are.

“Our experience is that installing new speed limit signs doesn’t, on its own, actually reduce traffic speed that much unless there are also other measures put in place, so we would need to be sure that any new scheme was going to make a meaningful difference to safety.”

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