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Sheffield's speed limits have dropped - be warned

Published on Wednesday 01 November 2017 in Van News

Sheffield's speed limits have dropped - be warned

Speed limits in Sheffield city centre will be reduced from 30mph to 20mph to make "roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and improve air quality". Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports.

The decision was announced by Jack Scott, cabinet member for transport and sustainability at Sheffield City Council, with signage going up by the end of 2017 following strong public support. So, if you find yourself in Sheffield city centre, don't forget that speed limits have dropped.


Why the drop to 20mph?

Jack Scott commented on the drop: "I'm pleased that the 20mph consultation was received so positively. This Labour Council is absolutely determined to improve road safety throughout the city and 20mph zones play a big role in this. Not only do speeds reduce, but there's a reduction in the severity of the accidents and an improvement in air quality."

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