Nick Rawlings, editor of Road Safety News, is to conduct a high level review of the evidence with regard to the effect of 20mph limits/zones on casualty figures.
The announcement follows numerous discussion threads on the subject punctuated by claims and counter claims by supporters and opponents of 20mph limits/zones.
Nick Rawlings said: “I decided to conduct the review following a reader comment by Neil Hopkins, Sussex Safer Road Partnership.
“Neil suggested that it would be helpful to see what the evidence tells us, rather than relying on the opinions of individuals and organisations with a publically-stated position the subject.
“There are several research studies and papers in the Road Safety Knowledge Centre that will be included in the review, but we are also keen to hear of other studies that people think should be included.
“We will only include UK-based studies by academic institutions and bona fide research companies, not those carried out by individuals, lobby or campaign groups, or other organisations with a vested interest in, or stated position on, the subject.”
Anyone interested in putting forward a paper should email details to Nick Rawlings as soon as possible. A summary of the outcomes from the review will be published on this newsfeed in early-mid October.