Fewer children are hit at 20mph
The national '20's Plenty for Us' campaign says these are the arguments for more 20mph limits:
â More than half of road deaths and serious injuries in Britain happen on roads with 30mph limits.
â Britain has the highest percentage of pedestrian road fatalities in Europe.
â Britain has one of the lowest levels of children walking or cycling to school in Europe.
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â Speed limits on Britain's urban roads are 60 per cent higher than the average in Europe.
â British parents consistently cite traffic speed as the main reason why their children are not allowed to cycle or walk to school.
â Lowering urban and residential speed limits to 20mph has been found to increase average urban journeys by around 40 seconds.
â Lowering urban and residential speed limits to 20mph has been found to decrease child pedestrian accidents by up to 70 per cent.