People urged to support 20mph petitionBy Becky Barnes
November 22, 2012
People are being urged to support a campaign for 20mph speed limits in Bracknell.
Bracknell MP Phillip Lee is calling on people to sign a petition to ‘GO 20’ as part of Road Safety Week which started on Monday.
Road safety charity Brake, alongside the GO 20 coalition, is appealing for drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools and shops.
The Government is also calling for 20mph limits across built-up areas, so children and adults can feel safe when they walk and cycle for their health and enjoyment.
Dr Lee said: “I welcome the GO 20 campaign. Reducing speeds in Bracknell constituency would reduce casualties.
“Research shows that for each 1mph speed reduction, casualties decrease by five per cent and fewer crashes reduces the burden on the NHS, emergency services and our local economy.”
To sign the petition visit go20.org.