Speed limit cut on accident black spot near Harborough

The speed limit on a black spot country road near Market Harborough has been cut from 60mph to 50mph.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 9:26 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 9:28 am
The move is being enforced on the hazardous stretch from Kibworth to Tur Langton in a bid to make it safer and cut the number of crashes.
The move is being enforced on the hazardous stretch from Kibworth to Tur Langton in a bid to make it safer and cut the number of crashes.

The move is being enforced on the hazardous stretch from Kibworth to Tur Langton in a bid to make it safer and cut the number of crashes.

A Leicestershire County Council spokeswoman said: “The speed limit between Kibworth and Tur Langton was reduced to 50mph as part of the Rural Roads Initiative.

“All work for this road, including signage, was completed in June 2019.”

She added: “The Rural Roads Initiative is a scheme where some national speed limit roads that have an accident rate above the national average are having the limit reduced to 50mph.”

There has been a string of accidents on the Kibworth to Tur Langton route this year, prompting worried highways chiefs to act.