20mph speed limits proposed for Glasgow

Motorists in Glasgow may soon be subject to widespread speed restrictions after a commission proposed a mandatory 20 mph speed limit for residential areas.

In its new report Growing a Healthier Glasgow, the city’s Health Commission, which is made up of representatives from a number of local organisations and businesses, proposed that the low speed limit be extended from school zones to all housing areas.

It is hoped that the new restrictions will help to reduce accident rates among vulnerable people, such as children and the elderly, as well increase confidence in the safety and accessibility of the streets for pedestrian use.

The commission said: “There is clear evidence that this will save young lives, reduce the severity of injuries and prevent accidents in our more deprived neighbourhoods.”

Earlier this week, the Press and Journal reported that Benholm and Johnshaven community council chairman is to petition for a speed limit reduction on a section of the A92 Stonehaven to Montrose road amid concerns over its safety.

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