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80% of people say 20mph limits should be standard on residential streets

Would you welcome a 20mph speed limit on residential streets? Credit: ITV News Central

Eighty per cent of people think 20mph speed limits should be made standard on residential streets, according to research by the road safety charity Brake.

The lower speed limits are currently being trialled on a number of roads in Birmingham and they have already been introduced on roads in Nottingham and Leicester.

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'GO 20' speeding campaign launched

A campaign is being launched today at the start of Road Safety Week appealing to drivers and authorities across the West Midlands to 'GO 20'.

Brake, the road safety charity, is appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph or below in communities.

The charity is also calling for widespread 20mph speed limits in built up areas.

'GO 20' benefits:

  • Fewer casualties
  • More walking and cycling
  • More active, happier communities
  • Less pollution
  • Lower public spending