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Wick in line for 20mph limit

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A current advisory 20s Plenty traffic sign in Wick.
A current advisory 20s Plenty traffic sign in Wick.

The cut has been backed by Caithness Highland councillors and officials will now consult the public on the move.

So far, there has been a mixed response to the plan. Wick taxi proprietor James Miller is to object to the extension of the temporary 20mph limit which apply around schools when pupils are on the move.

"I am for the speed reduction for the safety of the bairns when they are going in and out of school but feel they should leave the speed limit at 30mph elsewhere," he said. "Runs in the town will take longer and could cost more in future."

Caithness civic leader Willie Mackay describes the proposal as "a wonderful idea".

He said: "Speeding is a big worry, especially around the schools. I think this will be really good for the town and I don’t see a problem in reducing the speed of the traffic.The consequences of speeding in a built-up area can be devastating."

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