Catching 20mph speeders 'not a priority' - Police Scotland

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Period6 Mar 2019

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  • TitleCatching 20mph speeders 'not a priority' - Police Scotland
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletScotsman
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionA researcher evaluating the 20mph zones which now cover 80 per cent of Edinburgh's roads told the committee that speeds across the capital had been reduced by 1.6mph. Dr Ruth Jepson, a reader in public health at the University of Edinburgh, said among motorists who had previously driven at 24mph or more, the reduction was 2.3mph. She also said that while 25 per cent of drivers had opposed the lower limit before it was introduced, this had now fallen to 20 per cent.

    PersonsRuth Jepson