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Nearly three-quarters of Scots backing 20mph speed limit

72% of Scots have backed calls by a Forth Valley MSP to change the default speed limit in residential areas, in a new survey.

Mark Ruskell’s Safer Streets Bill, which is currently going through the Scottish Parliament, would introduce a 20mph limit in built up areas.

The poll shows a 7% rise in support for the plans over the last two years.

Mark Ruskell MSP said: 

“All the evidence demonstrates that introducing a 20mph limit in residential areas across Scotland would save lives. We’ve known that a majority of the public have backed safer streets for some time, and it’s great to see an ever clearer majority in this latest poll. 

“It’s clear that people across the country recognise the benefits of introducing a default 20mph limit in their communities.  

“Given the evidence, and the public backing my proposition has, it is now time for the Scottish Government to get behind my bill, ensuring that we put the lives of children ahead of maintaining the status quo.”

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