20 mph is better

20 mph is better

20 mph is better

First published in Letters

Brian Beck seems unaware of the many extra benefits and reasons 20 mph limits are and can be used by councils.

Most cars will not produce anything near the levels of pollution he suggests at lower speeds.

There is more to gain from 20 mph than this through such as reduced noise, better traffic flow and massively reduced physical injury in collisions.

It also encourages cycling and walking, and makes it easier for the disabled and elderly to cross the road.

As for vacuum cleaners. Dyson are launching a European Court appeal and asking for a review.

High powered cleaners are not being banned, just energy rated, but the rating is flawed in several ways that Dyson himself best explains on his website and in The Telegraph.

DJ Cook, Kathleen Rd, Sholing, Southampton

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1:05pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

"High powered cleaners are not being banned"

They are being withdrawn from sale thanks to the EU.

Owning one won't be an offence, so they aren't being 'banned'.

Directive 2009/125/EC
"High powered cleaners are not being banned" They are being withdrawn from sale thanks to the EU. Owning one won't be an offence, so they aren't being 'banned'. Directive 2009/125/EC ok,jared
  • Score: 7

2:18pm Fri 29 Aug 14

L bailey says...

An article today in one if the papers shows that there are more accidents in 20mile an hour speed zones than higher speeds. Just goes to show you can make figures work for which ever the side you are on.
An article today in one if the papers shows that there are more accidents in 20mile an hour speed zones than higher speeds. Just goes to show you can make figures work for which ever the side you are on. L bailey
  • Score: 6

2:53pm Fri 29 Aug 14

downfader says...

L bailey wrote:
An article today in one if the papers shows that there are more accidents in 20mile an hour speed zones than higher speeds. Just goes to show you can make figures work for which ever the side you are on.
Do you know how many people that actually equated to?

1 person.

This was with a massive increase in 20mph zones from the previous year (5 deaths) to 6. None of the stats show us the speed drivers were doing when they hit said pedestrian.

No drivers have been killed in 20mph zones.
The Road Danger Reduction Forum had some good analysis of it. I would suggest people have a look
[quote][p][bold]L bailey[/bold] wrote: An article today in one if the papers shows that there are more accidents in 20mile an hour speed zones than higher speeds. Just goes to show you can make figures work for which ever the side you are on.[/p][/quote]Do you know how many people that actually equated to? 1 person. This was with a massive increase in 20mph zones from the previous year (5 deaths) to 6. None of the stats show us the speed drivers were doing when they hit said pedestrian. No drivers have been killed in 20mph zones. The Road Danger Reduction Forum had some good analysis of it. I would suggest people have a look downfader
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

DCCCCCC says...

An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them.
An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them. DCCCCCC
  • Score: 3

12:32pm Sun 31 Aug 14

downfader says...

DCCCCCC wrote:
An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them.
You want to ignore the law because of 1 extra death a yeah? This is how its done across Europe now - and the fact they have better safety records than the UK should tell you something.

Do you really want to put yourself above everybody else?
[quote][p][bold]DCCCCCC[/bold] wrote: An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them.[/p][/quote]You want to ignore the law because of 1 extra death a yeah? This is how its done across Europe now - and the fact they have better safety records than the UK should tell you something. Do you really want to put yourself above everybody else? downfader
  • Score: 0

11:22pm Sun 31 Aug 14

DCCCCCC says...

downfader wrote:
DCCCCCC wrote:
An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them.
You want to ignore the law because of 1 extra death a yeah? This is how its done across Europe now - and the fact they have better safety records than the UK should tell you something.

Do you really want to put yourself above everybody else?
I am with the majority, those people who do no want to drive at 20mph where it is not necessary . Outside schools and hospitals I see a need but for many other roads it is ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCCCCCC[/bold] wrote: An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them.[/p][/quote]You want to ignore the law because of 1 extra death a yeah? This is how its done across Europe now - and the fact they have better safety records than the UK should tell you something. Do you really want to put yourself above everybody else?[/p][/quote]I am with the majority, those people who do no want to drive at 20mph where it is not necessary . Outside schools and hospitals I see a need but for many other roads it is ridiculous. DCCCCCC
  • Score: 5

2:23am Mon 1 Sep 14

ok,jared says...

DCCCCCC wrote:
downfader wrote:
DCCCCCC wrote:
An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them.
You want to ignore the law because of 1 extra death a yeah? This is how its done across Europe now - and the fact they have better safety records than the UK should tell you something.

Do you really want to put yourself above everybody else?
I am with the majority, those people who do no want to drive at 20mph where it is not necessary . Outside schools and hospitals I see a need but for many other roads it is ridiculous.
I don't see a need for 20mph outside those establishments.

I see a need for people of all ages to be taught how to use the road correctly whilst on foot.
[quote][p][bold]DCCCCCC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCCCCCC[/bold] wrote: An article in yesterday's Daily Express states that ministers are being urged to stop the roll out of 20mph zones because of an increase in serious accidents of 26% and and increase of minor accidents by 17% in 20mph zones. Even more reason to ignore them.[/p][/quote]You want to ignore the law because of 1 extra death a yeah? This is how its done across Europe now - and the fact they have better safety records than the UK should tell you something. Do you really want to put yourself above everybody else?[/p][/quote]I am with the majority, those people who do no want to drive at 20mph where it is not necessary . Outside schools and hospitals I see a need but for many other roads it is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]I don't see a need for 20mph outside those establishments. I see a need for people of all ages to be taught how to use the road correctly whilst on foot. ok,jared
  • Score: 3
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