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Road safety experts urge caution during winter months
10:20am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
ROAD safety experts are urging motorists to take extra care during the winter months.
Statistics show that accidents involving child pedestrians increase after the clocks go back and when children are on half-term.
Wigan Council have introduced 20mph speed limits for many residential areas and a second phase of this will begin in November.
Leader of Wigan Council, Lord Peter Smith, said: “While the 20mph speed limit is legally enforceable, we are working hard to make people think about the implications of speeding. We hope our campaign will change people’s attitudes and behaviours when travelling on our residential streets.
“Between 2008 and 2012 there was one child pedestrian killed and 43 injured during the winter months in the borough. We are determined to reduce this but we need our motorists to help us achieve it.”
Dropping your speed from 30mph to 20mph reduces the chances of fatally injuring someone from 20 per cent to just two and a half per cent.
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