The Scotsman - Is twenty plenty out of built-up areas?

15 Oct 2018

Partner Louise Gallagher considers the extension of 20mph limit to roads in general and how this could lead to an increase in the number of speeding offences being reported unless driver behaviour changes.

"Drive through the centre of any Scottish city or town and it’s impossible not to notice the 20mph zones that have sprung up.

"Designed in part to protect pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and other vulnerable road users, the restrictions could soon be appearing beside even longer stretches of road. A Member’s Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament last month by Mark Ruskell MSP aims to reduce the general speed limit across Scotland from 30mph to 20mph. This Bill is the Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill."

Read the full article in The Scotsman here.

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