20's Plenty for Burton
Many people say "But if the signs are NOT enforceable in law, will it make any difference".
The answer is simple - yes - for the person who might otherwise be hit by a motor vehicle.
At 20mph, they will often as not escape serious injury .
Research carried out in 1994 ( Killing Speed - Saving Lives) established that :-
At 20mph, the odds on death are just 5% ( 1 in 20)
At 30mph, the odds have increased 5 fold! ( 1 in 4)
Here's some more information of interest :-
10 ways that 20 mph limits benefit motorists Dec 2010
Casualty stats and costs by Local Authority for 2009
Why 20’s Plenty – the case for 20 mph limits Dec 2010
Why area-wide 20 mph limits are 7 times more cost effective than isolated 20 mph zones Dec 2010
Roads, Casualties & Public Health - How 20 mph saves lives Nov 2010
Primary age children cannot accurately see vehicles going above 20 mph Nov 2010
Air quality – How 20 mph limits reduce pollution Oct 2010
Presenting the 20 mph limits case to different professionals Oct 2010
Information for Local Authorities Jun 2010
The roads of Burton, like Main Street, Vicarage Lane, Tanpitts Lane, Neddy Hill and Dalton Lane were just no designed for the modern motor vehicle. It makes sense to recognise this, and to adjust motor speeds to reflect local conditions.