Anger at Bristol's 20mph zones

Conservative councillors have attempted and failed to halt the roll-out of 20mph zones across Bristol, which they claim are being ignored.

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20mph zones introduced in Bristol

20 mile an hour speed limits have been introduced in parts of Bristol to improve safety and to make life better for other road users.

Clifton and Bishopston are part of a city wide roll-out. It follows a successful pilot in Bedminster and Southville, which has been in operation since 2010.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents says there is a 20% chance of dying when someone is hit by a car travelling at 30 miles an hour but it is reduced to 2.5% at 20 miles an hour. The scheme will eventually cover the whole of the city.

New 20mph zones have been introduced in Bristol to improve road safety. Credit: ITV West Country

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