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Posted 26 January 2011 11:07 by martin

20s Plenty

There is a growing body of evidence supporting the implementation of a 20 mph speed limit in residential areas, including this recent report by the NHS, examining road traffic collisions and casualties in the North West of England, which currently has the highest rates of child road casualties in England.

According to the report, young people are most at risk of becoming a casualty of a road traffic collision, with over four fifths of all child casualties occurring on roads that have a speed limit of 30 mph. A modelling exercise indicates that 140 killed or seriously injured child casualties could have been prevented each year between 2004 and 2008, if 20 mph speed limits had been imposed in residential areas.

Living Streets supports the move to 20 mph speed limits in residential areas, highlighting that survival rates for pedestrians involved in traffic collisions rises from 50% for collisions occurring at 35 mph to 97% for those occuring at 20 mph. You can read more about their campaign here. The grassroots organisation 20's Plenty for Us also runs local campaigns around the country in support of the enforcement of 20 mph residential speed limits.

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