Experts at GEM Motoring Assist have called upon safety organisations to see the “benefits of lower speeds”. They are hoping to persuade Governments to introduce “low-speed streets” as quickly as possible to help “save lives”.
A recent study from Bristol showed the introduction of a 20mph limit was associated with a 63 percent reduction in fatal injuries between 2008 and 2016.
There also appears to be widespread supper for lower speeds to be introduced as well.
A Department for Transport survey found 70 percent of motorists agreed a 20mph limit was the right speed for where people live.
A poll in Scotland suggested 65 percent were in favour of the proposals.
They said introducing 20mph limits in some areas has helped to “reinforce” speeds in some areas where averages had crept up.
The report said the move to introduce 20mph limits was “generally supported”.
Many local residents see the scheme as beneficial to local residents and pedestrians.
They said: “The study shows that 20mph limits are generally supported and there is little call for the limit to be changed back to 30mph; even though most residents and users do not perceive vehicle speeds to have changed.
“Local residents and other road users generally perceive the 20mph limits as beneficial for local residents, pedestrians and cyclists.
“From a driver perspective, they make driving at a slower speed more acceptable.”
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Victoria Batman has started a campaign to require extra checks on road users after her 11-year old son Josh died following a crash involving an elderly driver. She has embarked on a campaign to change the law to ensure elderly drivers are safe to drive before they get beyond the wheel.
But there is no legal limit on what age drivers must stop using their cars.
Drivers are supposed to tell the DVLA if they have a medical condition which would disqualify them from holding a licence.
However, some police forces have reported as many as 30 percent of over 70s with medical conditions fail to inform the DVLA of the issue.
Department for Transport data has also revealed over 70s are more likely to be involved in driver error collisions.
“I understand that old people are reluctant to give up their licenses as it is key to their independence.
“It’s a way of getting out and communicating with others, it stops them feeling isolated and alone.
“There’s plenty of capable 70-year-old drivers, it’s not everybody, but at the moment the checks and the law aren’t strong enough.”
While appearing on ‘Ellen,’ Martha Stewart revealed just how much fans actually thirsted over her viral swimsuit photo. Even Howie Mandel ‘couldn’t stop looking at the picture.’
Martha Stewart admitted that many people were thirsting over her thirst trap — even if she doesn’t exactly know what that means. “You want to know something, Howard? I don’t even know what it means now. What does it mean?,” the 79-year-old businesswoman, revered for her home/cooking products and books, asked Howie Mandel on the April 2 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The “thirst trap” in question was a photo of the lifestyle queen puckering up while wading in her East Hampton pool, which she shared in July of 2020.
The America’s Got Talent judge, who was guest hosting on Friday, did his best to explain. “You’re a thirst trap. You look hot and I couldn’t stop looking at the picture. Look at you. Look at you. You’re stunning. And you’re amazing,” who later added that “people thirst to watch that picture.” But enough about semantics — Howie wanted to know if Martha’s sexy pool selfie led to “any Zoom dates.”Apparently, Martha doesn’t have time to entertain suitors. “Oh, I got so many proposals and so many — you know — propositions,” she teased, but added, “But I had to ignore all of them. I’m a very busy person.” Howie then quipped, “Are you on FansOnly?” He seemed to be referring to OnlyFans, a platform which many people use to subscribe to content creators who sometimes post racy content. Martha didn’t appear to know what “FansOnly” was, and simply said, “No.”
It wasn’t the only time Martha posted a thirst trap — or received a thirsty comment. Months later on Feb. 4, the cookbook author shared a glamorous selfie of herself after a round with her beauty team. Drew Barrymore couldn’t resist commenting, “Again, I don’t care if it’s inappropriate… YOU ARE SO HOT.” From Howie to Drew, the consensus is unanimous: Martha is hot!
Like Martha said, though, she is a busy woman. In 2020, she starred in a new HGTV show called Martha Knows Best which followed the star as she tackled gardening projects on her farm in New York.