Radstock and Westfield to have say on 20mph proposal

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People in two communities near Bath are being consulted on plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit in residential roads.

Bath and North East Somerset Council (Banes) has begun consulting with households on the planned restriction areas in Radstock and Westfield.

Banes is investing £500,000 into safer speed limits across the district.

The council says its 20mph scheme is "a means of creating a culture where driving too fast in residential streets is seen as unacceptable".

Councillor Roger Symonds (Lib-Dem, Combe Down) said: "The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents estimates that a pedestrian has a 90% chance of surviving being hit by a car at 20mph, falling to a 50% chance at 30mph and to 10% at 40mph."

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