20 mph limits - safer?

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Re: 20 mph limits - safer?

Postby Horse » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:18 pm

sussex2 wrote:I love a good squeeze in between a couple of pillows...tends to up the pace somewhat amd no speed limit either.


Apparently, statistics show that 95% of people are caused by accidents . . .
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Re: 20 mph limits - safer?

Postby Jonquirk » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Pull back, save a child?

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Re: 20 mph limits - safer?

Postby Horse » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:46 pm

A mate of mine swerved to avoid a child, broke his arm when he fell out of bed.
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Re: 20 mph limits - safer?

Postby Ray Mott » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:05 pm

I think it they are a white elephant because of the way they are implemented - whole swathes of roads are blanketed as 20 - why not specific areas? Sometimes 20 is too fast and I could understand if the limit was lower at certain points - eg near a school as parents/children are leaving and arriving. It removes common sense (let’s face it sometimes it can be difficult to get to the dizzy heights of 20 at peak times in London). I also think it causes problems as you often get idiots do a dangerous overtake and brake test you if you do observe the limit. When you are not near a school etc, visibility is good and nothing is about, what is wrong with 30 really? Also, it creates the additional hazard of going near to the speed of cyclists. I think all they have achieved is to get most drivers to drive at 30 in built up areas.


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