In April 2014 a survey conducted by Brake, a charity dedicated to preventing road death and injury and caring for people bereaved or injured in road crashes, they found that 78% of people wanted to see tougher restrictions around built-up areas – particularly near schools and busy town centres.
However, a Department for Transport spokesman said that any changes to local speed limits were a matter for local councils.
Head of Accident and Personal Injury, Christine Sands, said; “This is a very important issue for our local communities. Local Authorities need to address this issue as a priority to avoid what seems to be the ever increasing number of accidents on our roads. Our specialist team here at Jordans see all too often the devastating effects of road traffic accidents.”
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