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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Lacking any dates and including the weasel phrase “help to prevent”, Transport for London’s reference to a 58% reduction in killed... continue
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Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
I am glad to see that my letter provoked a response from those who oppose speed cameras (Letters LTT 14 Nov). It gives us a chance to have a sensible... continue
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Argyll and Bute Council has ruled out signed-only 20mph speed limits on roads with already low speeds. “It is not considered that best value... continue
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The number of reported collisions and casualties in Brighton & Hove City Council’s first signed-only 20mph signed area are running below... continue
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Birmingham City Council has approved plans for signed-only 20mph limits on residential streets and in local centres in a large part of the south of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
RESIDENTS OF a West Sussex town have voted overwhelmingly to reject the implementation of signed-only 20mph speed limits on residential... continue
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The Advertising Standards Authority has banned council publicity claiming that 20mph speed limits increase walking and cycling, deliver health... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Bristol’s independent mayor George Ferguson has vowed to press on with the city’s signed-only 20mph limit programme despite councillors... continue
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Residential streets in Reading could be temporarily closed to traffic and designated ‘Play Streets’ after the council judged a pilot... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council wants Transport Scotland to make 20mph the default speed limit for urban roads.  Edinburgh has told Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Speed cameras help prevent 500 deaths or serious injuries on London’s roads each year, members of Transport for London’s surface... continue
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The London Borough of Lewisham is to consider plans for a 20mph speed limit across the borough. A paper will be presented to the Labour-controlled... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council plans to increase the number of primary schools participating in a ‘school streets’ project from five to 11... continue
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Transport for London should develop guidance to help decide when to segregate cyclists from other traffic, according to a team of researchers. The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
As an ex-police officer who has prosecuted many drivers and completed many STATS19 forms, I am sorry that Iain Reeve finds the unnecessary... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Statistics is sometimes defined as a method of drawing a straight line between an unproven assumption and a foregone conclusion but Mr Reeve (ibid)... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
In the last edition Iain Reeve concludes that “speed cameras are one of the best things we have for tackling the main root cause of [road... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Iain Reeve reminds us that the vast majority of road crashes – between 90% and 99% – are caused by human error (ibid). At the other end... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Without wishing to add to Iain Reeve’s boredom with the speed camera debate (Letters LTT 31 Oct), I feel that he is rather missing the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve
Am I the only one who is growing both alarmed and a bit bored by the current debate about speed cameras? Let’s see if we can inject some common... continue
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