20mph limit on all roads is illogical and dangerous; viewpoint.
Whether the limits are appropriately set or not, they are still the law and should be obeyed.
However, the setting of blanket limits on anything other than a trunk road will simply clog the roads, frustrate motorists, and cause them to break unrealistic limits.
I note that the police (ACPO) are supporting the suggestion and indicating that they are keen on enforcement.
But they don't enforce traffic and vehicle laws at present - witness the number of vehicles dangerously and illegally parked, witness the number of vehicles with faulty lights, witness (dare I say it?) the problems with speed limit enforcement at present.
The obvious conclusion is that a nonsense speed limit at inappropriate sites will be easy-pickings for the police who will then use a statistic to prove that they are on the ball.
Limits are appropriate at specific sites where the risk element can be readily identified.
But a 'blanket' on all but major roads is illogical and dangerous. Like most blankets, it is woolly.
Let's drop this woolly suggestion.
Brian Spratt Great Barr Birmingham
Birmingham is looking at introducing a 20mph limit on residential streets
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Oct 24, 2013|
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