Sheffield Greens have welcomed a new NHS report on road deaths and injuries which strongly recommends a general 20 mph speed limit, without humps and bumps, on residential roads. Directors of Public Health in the North West produced the report, which draws attention to the high rates of death and injury on roads in the region.
Sheffield Cllr Rob Murphy comments :
“This report presents compelling evidence that 20 mph limits in residential areas in the North West could dramatically reduce death and serious injury. It indicates that more than 80% of child casualties are on roads with 30mph speed limits. Sheffield clearly will benefit from 20mph speed limits on residential roads but the Lib Dems won’t introduce the citywide scheme that is needed to make this fully effective. I urge all Sheffielders to attend their next Community Assembly meeting to demand that their area should be a 20′s Plenty zone. And ask their local councillors to actively support a citywide scheme. “