Scotland Could Take '20 Is Plenty' National

It looks very likely that Scotland will take unprecedented action—and global leadership—in the name of traffic safety.

May 19, 2018, 9:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Traffic Safety

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"Scotland is undertaking a remarkable initiative to become the first jurisdiction on the planet to make vehicular speeds a default of 20 miles per hour (32 kph) in any village, town or city," reports Sandy James.

The Member’s Bill going to Scottish parliament has bi-partisan support (across four different parties). Edinburgh, which has already implemented the 20 miles per hour speed in many areas of the city, has seen cyclist and pedestrian injury rates from vehicular crashes decrease by 25 per cent.

The article includes a discussion on the recent history of traffic safety laws and project implementation in Scotland, as well as important details about enforcement of the proposed law.

Hat tip to Angie Schmitt for sharing the post

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