No speeding tickets issued for Belfast 20mph zone

The 20mph speed limit was introduced at the end of January
The 20mph speed limit was introduced at the end of January

No fixed penalty notices have been issued for speeding offences in the new 20mph areas of Belfast city centre in the six months since it was introduced.

Yesterday, when asked about the speeding restriction which came into operation on January 31, PSNI Chief Inspector Diane Pennington from Road Policing said: “Police will continue to monitor traffic and enforce where appropriate following the introduction of the new 20mph speed limits in Belfast city centre.

“All right thinking and law-abiding motorists will recognise that speed restrictions are not there to inconvenience them but to make our roads safer for everyone.

“The responsibility for making the roads a safer place is one that we all share and one that we can all do something about – by slowing down, staying within the speed limits and driving at a speed appropriate for the conditions.”

The PSNI has not issued a fine since the 20mph limit came into force at the end of January.