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An online petition calling for a restriction in residential roads
A campaign for a 20mph speed limit in residential roads across Epping Forest district has been launched.
The branch of the national ‘20 is Plenty’ campaign is gathering signatures for a petition in an attempt to persuade Essex County Council to introduce the measure to improve safety.
Group chairman Steven Neville, of Rous Road in Buckhurst Hill, said: “The scheme is different to 20mph zones. They won’t include speed humps for a start. Where there are speed humps people just speed up and slow down, which is also bad for the environment.
“If you hit a child at 30mph you are likely to cause serious injury or even death, at 20mph that risk is significantly reduced. The likely outcome is shock, cuts and bruises.
“This will save lives.”
The petition can be found at http://www.20splentyforeppingforest.moonfruit.com/.
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