Lower speed limits to save 1000 lives and encourage cycling

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The government proposes to save 1000 lives a year by reducing speed limits to 50mph on many A roads and to 20mph in residential areas and outside schools.

The new proposals are included in the Government?s draft Road Safety Strategy consultation document that endorses the CTC?s demands to halve the risks of cycling.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.