Adam Thompson: Labour candidate for Amber Valley

Adam Thompson

Adam talking about the 20's Plenty campaign

20's Plenty fast enough for us on residential roads

The 20’s Plenty campaign aims to set the default speed limit in residential areas to 20 mph – I’ve made a short video explaining it, which you can see below.

Where speeds are reduced to 20mph through traffic calming, casualties fall by around two-fifths, which I feel alone is enough to justify the policy. However, the cost savings to the public from a reduction in costs associated to injuries and fatalities easily justifies the small cost of implementing the policy, and the impact on journey time is almost non-existent. See here for more info.

To me, this idea is a no brainer – let’s put 20’s Plenty in place right now.