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To: MP, Barrow Council
Reduce the speed limit of Ormsgill to 20mph
We need you to help us please. I am a Year 5 class teacher at Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School and we are taking part in a project (Bright Stars) sponsored by Rolls Royce. Please help us reduce the speed limit to 20mph in the Ormsgill area. If this is not possible, please help us raise awareness.
Why is this important?
According to the Highway Code, reducing the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph reduces stopping distance by almost half, from 75ft to 40ft and if a driver stops in time, a lower speed will reduce the force of impact. There is a 2.5% chance of a collision being fatal at 20mph, compared to 20% at 30mph (sourced from www.driving.co.uk
We all know of someone who has been affected by speeding cars in our local area: from car crashes to people (and animals) being run over to high noise levels of speeding vehicles in the evenings.
We are working hard to teach people in our school and community about how to carefully cross roads but we feel drivers need to also take some responsibility of people's safety.
Across the country, the number of 20mph roads has increased in the past decade and we hope to achieve the same in our area.
We want to:
*Protect the people of Ormsgill