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With Jackie Brambles

Should the speed limit in built-up areas be 20mph? Plus, an Ask The Doctor Alzheimer's special.

According to a study by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) slowing down traffic everywhere could be the key to making Scotland a safer place. Based on studies of 20mph in other cities, the GCPH found that imposing a similar limit in Scotland could cut road casualties by more than 10% and save up to £39.9m per year in costs to the emergency services. Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell has called for a blanket reduction of the speed limit across Scotland and is currently seeking support from other MSPs for his Members Bill on the subject at the Scottish Parliament.

Should the national speed limit in built-up areas be 20mph?

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Thu 20 Sep 2018 09:00