Isle of Wight Conservative councillor for Arreton and Newchurch, Clare Mosdell, has tabled a motion for this week’s full council meeting (18th Nov) in which she is seeking powers from the Government for enforcement of speed, weight and width restrictions on the Island’s roads.
Cllr Mosdell is also calling for approval explore the cost and feasibility of acquiring mobile average speed cameras for future use on the Island
The motion reads:
This Council notes the blatant disregard that a number of motorists have for the speed, weight and width restrictions on the Island roads which continues to endanger the lives of our residents on a daily basis. It also notes that whilst it has the power to introduce these restrictions it does not have the necessary powers to enforce them and that this is source of continual frustration to councillors and members of the public alike.
Whilst the Council can, for example, install speed cameras, their management is a matter for the police and all revenues from fines are returned to the government, which makes funding the provision and operation of the cameras an additional cost to the local council tax payer and not a charge on those breaking the law.
Therefore Council resolves to approach the Island’s MP and the Local Government Association to seek their support in securing the necessary powers from government for the enforcement of speed, weight and width restrictions on the Island’s roads so helping to keep our community safer.
Council also asks cabinet to explore the cost and feasibility of acquiring mobile average speed cameras for future use on the Island.
Isle of Wight Full Council meeting takes place from 5pm on Wednesday 18th November. See the agenda on the council’s new Website.