New advisory 20mph speed limit outside primary school

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Cheshire East Council has installed four 20mph signs near a local primary school.

The signs have been put outside Dean Oaks Primary School following a request from a former councillor. The 20mph speed limit is not enforceable but rather advisory during school run hours.

A Cheshire East Council spokesperson said: "Four new signs, including flashing units (WigWags), have been introduced outside Dean Oaks School as requested by former councillor Paul Whiteley through the Wilmslow area minor highway works programme.

"This is an advisory speed limit which has been introduced through a locally-approved programme.

"The Council will be promoting more 20mph zones outside schools throughout 2015/16 in order to improve road safety and better manage traffic during the school pick up and drop off times."

Dean Oaks Primary School, Speed Limit


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Gary Barton
Wednesday 17th June 2015 at 3:19 pm
For the longer term, Cheshire East will introducing permanent 20 mph around schools in Wilmslow (and elsewhere in the Borough). This will take a little while to implement however so these signs are welcome news.
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 17th June 2015 at 3:26 pm
If the council want to do the things they say in that last paragraph then the motorists they should target are the muumies and daddies who shuttle their kids to school by car to keep them safe from all the others conveying their kids to school. THe high school inparticular, where those desperate to collect their little darlings quickly in case a drop of rain should land on them, is mayhem and dropping the speed limit to 10 mph would not change a thing!!!
Steven Kingsby
Thursday 18th June 2015 at 9:14 am
I pass along both sets of these lights at times when they should be operating (school opening and closing times) but they seem not to be working sometimes when they should be.
Apart from the fact that 90% of drivers completely ignore them (even cars doing their own school run) there is a major flaw i.e. there is no sign telling you when the 20 mph limit has finished, so when are you supposed to return to your normal speed?