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Primary wins 20mph limit battle
Speed limit sign
A part-time 20mph limit will be placed outside the school
Campaigners fighting for tighter speed restrictions outside a rural school in Dumfries and Galloway have won their 10-year battle for action.

Council officials have agreed to apply a part-time 20mph limit outside Cummertrees Primary.

The school lies outside the village's 30mph zone and is on the B724 - a road with a 60mph speed limit.

The action follows a vigorous campaign led by parents and staff and supported by local politicians and councillors.

'Absolutely delighted'

Chair of the Cummertrees Primary School PTA Karen Hamilton said everyone was pleased by the decision.

"We are absolutely delighted - the whole of the local community and parents," she said.

"The PTA and the school have been campaigning for something to be done.

"I think it will be a lot safer for our children to travel to school on foot as well as by car."


SEE ALSO
School traffic proposal welcomed
19 Sep 06 |  South of Scotland
New restrictions outside schools
04 Sep 06 |  Highlands and Islands
Councils told to cut speed limits
08 Aug 06 |  Scotland
Twenty's plenty for city centre
24 Jul 06 |  North East/N Isles
Campaign to end speed bump 'pain'
30 Jan 06 |  Scotland

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