For Increased Road Safety Let’s Support 20mph
8/10 people support reducing the national speed limit to 20mph in busy town centres, school zones and residential areas.
The survey conducted by road charity Brake found that 78% of those asked would be happy if the government introduced tougher restrictions to curb accidents and reduce the number of lives lost.
Brake charity met at the Parliamentary reception yesterday to discuss setting a default speed limit at 20mph which would have a positive effect on communities creating a safer environment for both pedestrians and road users.
A number of cities have already implemented 20mph speed limits; with Newcastle, Birmingham, Edinburgh and the city of London all paving the way to make their streets safer.
TLWs Head of Road Traffic Accidents, Sarah Spruce commented:
“It’s great to see that local authorities are putting into place the necessary steps to increase road safety and reduce road accidents. The team at TLW have worked with lots of clients who have sustained an injury as a result of a road traffic accident occurring at low speeds. We fully support any changes that can improve road safety.”
Brake has reported that in cities where the urban speed limit had been reduced the rate of casualties recorded dropped, calling for more authorities to be aware and look to implement the 20mph limit.
TLW Solicitors road traffic accident team can help if you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault. We help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists call us on 0800 169 5925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org