‘20’s Plenty for Worthing’ has lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) asking that anti-20 mph advertisements featured on Compass Buses be withdrawn.
The campaign group contends ‘the anti-20 mph claims made by Compass Travel are wrong and there is no evidence to support them’.
According to ’20’s Plenty’ there is no need for the 20 mph scheme to lead to reduced bus services. They say the 20 mph scheme can be designed so that the people of Worthing do not have to choose between safer streets and bus services.
Duncan Kay, leader of 20’s Plenty for Worthing, said: “It is really sad that Chris Chatfield, Managing Director of Compass Travel, is trying to influence the outcome of the public consultation on 20 mph speed limits by threatening to withdraw bus services and spreading misleading propaganda.
“ During steering group meetings to develop the consultation, we offered to work with Chris to address his concerns, but he refused to co-operate. When we asked him to provide evidence to support his claims he was unable to. He appears to be actively opposed to 20 mph limits and the benefits they bring regardless of the evidence.”