Each year, a vast number of road users are seriously and fatally injured on the UK roads; and in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents which occur, a number of local authorities have introduced reduced speed limits within busy areas.
Now, the Transport Minister has confirmed that the government have commissioned research which looks into the effects of reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph; although the Minister has also confirmed that the government are not considering setting the lower limit as the default speed limit.
According to the Transport Minister, local authorities have the power to reduce speed limits, based on local knowledge and community views; whilst the Minister also stated that a professor from London University will be conducting research into the effects of reducing the speed limit.
It has been suggested that the research will take three years to complete, but will look at a number of aspects, including the effect a reduced speed limit has on collisions, casualties and speed.
Whilst research is set to be conducted into the effects of reducing speed limits, as personal injury solicitors we understand that when you or a loved one has been involved in a road accident, it can be a traumatic and upsetting experience.
This is why, we are on hand to offer support, advice and guidance – designed to enable you to take the relevant legal action required, and receive the compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury solicitors specialise in road related injuries where the fault lies with another person, and through our experience we can help you claim for compensation and for reimbursement of any expenses which you have incurred as a result of injuries sustained.
To find out more about how we can help, come and speak to our solicitors today.