Widespread 20mph restrictions have been approved – despite taxi drivers fearing for their safety.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s transport committee signed off on the limits for more than 500 streets today.

The local authority claims it will reduce congestion and pollution while improving road safety.

But taxi drivers have expressed concerns the “blanket ban” will lead to revellers intimidating its workers if they travel slowly at night-time.

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