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Orwell Bridge

February 2, 2017 12:42 PM

Orwell BridgeSuffolk Police have just announced that in the first six months of operation, over 6,000 people have been caught breaking the 60mph speed limit on Orwell Bridge. Councillor Oliver Holmes is on the Ipswich Borough Council working group which initiated this scheme. He states that although there have been some complaints from drivers calling it, amongst other things, a "cash cow", the only purpose of the speed limit was to reduce the number of accidents on the bridge which have often led to major disruption to traffic through Ipswich. First reports from the Police and Highways England are encouraging although the full picture will only be known at the end of the first year of operation.