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  1. tinks703

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    Hi all,
    As from 31st July Edinburgh is introducing a 20 mph speed limit throughout the city.
    MAIN roads are not affected for the time being. Trials have been done over the past few months. Usual £100 and 3 points, so beware extra cameras in place.
     
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    City council will making a fortune out of certain German car drivers (aimers) bring it on .lol
     
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    Good idea, it's a proven fact that lower speed impacts save lives.
     
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    Scottish drivers do seem to ignore the 30 limit more than we down here, I go to Edinburgh on business 4 times a year and am amazed at the speed I am overtaken at inside 30mph zones, got to be a good idea, even if it only brings down the average speed
     
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    Hey that would be good for the towns around East Lancashire and West Yorkshire where we cut and run from------ double the present speed
     
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    20mph would be about 15mph faster than we came through on Monday. So in my view it would be great.
     
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    We've had a 20 limit on most residential roads in Middlesbrough for a year or two now. Most people comply but there are still plenty who don't and it does rely on self-regulation/self-discipline as it would be far too expensive to install cameras or other measures to "catch" people.
    A good idea overall though.
     
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    @GJH there is a 20mph section on the outskirts of Barnsley with a fixed camera installed

    if done for revenue it must make sense to fit cameras on these roads

    I think 20 really is plenty to quote the signs we have locally, as a pedestrian a car going by at what might be 30mph seems scarily fast
     
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    Probably needed in lawless Barnsley :D
     

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