[World Streets] Twenty is plenty
From today's World Streets at worldstreets.org
Dr. Stephen J. Watkins, National Health Service, Stockport, UK
Speed contributes to causing accidents and it also increases their severity.
Most child pedestrian road deaths would be averted if people drove at 20mph in side streets. As few places are more than a mile from a main road, few journeys involve more than two miles on side roads (a mile at each end). The difference between driving two miles at 20mph and at 40mph is 3 minutes. We are killing our children to save less than three minutes on our journeys.
Posted By Eric Britton to World Streets at 8/07/2009 08:33:00 AM