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20's Plenty for Richmond

Why 20mph?

Safer streets

The number and severity of injuries are reduced
9 out of 10 pedestrians will survive being hit at 20mph
Only 5 out of 10 pedestrians will survive being hit at 30mph
Only 1 out of 10 pedestrians will survive being hit at 40mph

Drivers have more time to react to avoid a crash
The typical stopping distance for a vehicle travelling at 20mph is 40 feet. For a vehicle travelling at 30mph it is 75 feet

20mph streets are child, elderly, disability and pet friendly
Research shows primary school age children and elderly people cannot reliably see and judge speeds over 20mph

Improving our health

Streets which are safer and more welcoming to people on foot or cycling mean less traffic, so less pollution

Slower speeds help to cut exhaust emissions

20mph creates a steadier traffic flow by reducing the need to constantly accelerate and brake, so using less fuel and producing fewer harmful emissions.

Slower and safer speeds encourage people to keep active

Where widespread 20mph has been introduced, walking and cycling have increased.

Fewer casualties and better health means less pressure on the NHS and emergency services.

Fewer casualties also means less emotional devastation and financial stress to families

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