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10 MPH SPEED LIMITS CONSIDERED BY PRESCOTT

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Environment secretary John Prescott is considering giving local authorities the power to impose speed limits of 10m...
Environment secretary John Prescott is considering giving local authorities the power to impose speed limits of 10mph to cut road deaths, reports The Mirror (p11).

If the idea get the go-ahead, most councils are expected to go for 20mph limits, backed by speed cameras and traffic calming measures, but could impose 10mph limits in sections of road which are considered to be particularly dangerous.

The RAC said: 'If there are 10mph limits they should be targeted at areas where there are lots of children and elderly people.' But the AA said: 'It would be very hard to support a 10mph limit. It would be utterly impractical, but 20mph limits in residential areas can be quite sensible.'
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