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Old 09-13-2018, 02:06 AM   #1
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30 mph to become 20 mph?

I was shocked today to see that East Lothian council are to order a moratorium on any future speed restriction trials. This is due to pending legislation, in Scotland, that will reduce ALL 30 mph speed limits down to 20 mph.
Mark Ruskell, Green MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, has been progressing his Proposed Restricted Roads (20mph Limit) (Scotland) Bill through the Scottish Parliament. The proposed bill has cross-party support from 12 SNP, seven Labour, five Green Party and one Liberal-Democrat MSP.
Scotland has been introducing 20 mph speed limits like we were being paid to do so. All new housing schemes are 20 mph zones and most housing areas not on main roads are becoming 20 mph zones.
The city of Edinburgh has a huge 20 mph zone which virtually covers the entire city centre, with the exception of the main feeder routes (most of which are 40 mph).
I don't mind 20 mph speed limits as long as they do not stick speed bumps down. Edinburgh is pleasantly free of speed bumps, for all but housing schemes. Just big 20 mph signs in the road (as well as the mandatory signs and repeaters).
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:02 AM   #2
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Almost might as well walk with a 20mph speed limit. What is supposed to be wrong with 30mph?
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:52 AM   #3
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20 mph is more pedestrian friendly! You can only maim them instead of kill them.
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You might be able to stop before the second axle goes over them.
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Found out a bit more about this. Local councils will be able to apply for a 30 mph limit on certain roads, but instead of a blanket 30 and having to apply for a 20 zone, it will be a blanket 20 with applications for a 30 zone.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:35 AM   #6
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Here in the US downtown districts and residential areas are usually 25 MPH.
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