Britain had 27,000 road deaths in the past decade, and the vulnerable — older people and children — are most at risk. There is one easy way to address this: 20mph speed limits everywhere that people live, work or shop. The odds are that if as a pedestrian or cyclist you are hit by a vehicle at 20mph you live. At 30mph you die.

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, who lost her mother in a car accident, thinks a small sacrifice in journey time will save thousands of lives

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