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Council completes school speed limit programme in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Area. (02/02/09)
The introduction of a part-time 20mph speed limit at Abernethy Primary School, Nethybridge has seen the completion of The Highland Council’s speed reduction programme around schools in the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey areas.
The part time limit operates on school days at Abernethy Primary School during the following times: from 8:40am to 9:00am; 2:45pm to 3:00pm; and 3:15pm to 3:30pm.
A total of 61 schools in the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey areas have the 20mph limits. Ninety four percent of schools in the Highlands where 20 mph speed limits are being put in place have already been completed.
Head Teacher of Abernethy Primary School, Howard Edge said: “I am delighted that the school now has a 20mph speed limit at the start and end of the school day. The current limit is 60mph and it has long been a concern of the whole school community, as the school entrance sits on a bend on a narrow road. This speed calming will certainly help to make everyone feel a lot safer.”
Motorists are reminded that if they speed in the vicinity of Highland schools then the penalties will be tough. The Highland Council, Northern Constabulary and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Highlands and Islands Area) are clear that if motorists are caught speeding near Highland schools where a 20mph limit is in place, then robust enforcement action will be taken by both the Police and the Procurator Fiscal Service.