Merseyside road safety failures
Merseyside / national road safety failures
Merseyside road safety concernsSo-Mo project on pedestrian casualties
Merseyside road safety improvements
Taking action on poor road safety
Best practice options: 20mph speed limitsIt has been clear for some time that choosing 30mph as the default urban speed limit was a blunder, resulting in large numbers of deaths and injuries, and a public health disaster from the deterrence of walking and cycling.
Lowering the speed limit in residential areas from 30mph to 20mph:
The figures for 20mph speed limits were:
So, 20mph limits with compliance should by now be the norm in residential areas in the UK.
 British Social Attitudes Survey 2015: Public attitudes towards transport (2017) Department for Transport (page 27)
Percentages and changes over time can be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/640245/att0359.ods
 DfT Circular 01/2013 Setting local speed limits (2013) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/63975/circular-01-2013.pdf
Last updated: 17 Jun 2018