OK, so, reducing the speed limit to 20 mph around schools and in urban areaws. Snore, zzzz. Reduce the average speed of urban traffic even more, there does come a time when that trade off kills more people than the number not killed by cars travelling at faster speeds.
No, I\’ve no idea what that speed is, but insist that the trade off is there. Anyway, they then make this absurd proposal:
In addition to more 20mph zones, measures are likely to include a lower drink-drive limit, six penalty points for serious breaches of the speed limit and harsher penalties for not wearing seatbelts.
If you actually want people to drive more slowly and more carefully then the last thing you want them to do is buckle up. What you really want is the banning of seatbelts and the installation of the Tullock Steering Wheel.
Now that really would make peopple more careful.