GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK: GEM CALLS FOR NEW INITIATIVES TO REDUCE VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE ROADS SAFER FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE
GEM Motoring Assist is using the UN Global Road Safety Week as an opportunity to call for smart new policies and initiatives to reduce vehicle speeds.
Central to this latest Global Road Safety Week (17 to 23 May 2021) is the assertion that low speeds save lives.
A recent study from Bristol showed that the introduction of 20mph limits was associated with a 63 per cent reduction in fatal injuries between 2008 and 2016.
Neil Worth, chief executive of GEM Motoring Assist, said: “Low speed on roads can help save lives and are the heart of any community. 20mph speed limits where people and traffic mix make for streets that are healthy, green and liveable. That’s why the UN is calling them ‘streets for life.”
“So we are joining safety organisations around the world to make policymakers aware of the benefits of lower speed. We want o persuade them to act for low speed streets worldwide, limiting speeds to 20 mph where people walk, live and play.”
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