The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) challenges the suggestion by road safety group BRAKE that 20mph should be the urban default speed limit.
MAG recognises that if vehicles don’t move at all then there will be no road accidents but between that unrealistic extreme and a free for all there must lie a point of compromise which should be tailored to localised conditions.
MAG recognises the legitimacy of imposing lower limits outside schools and hospitals but questions the reasonableness of 20mph being a national default limit. People need to get around at a reasonable pace and commerce should not be unreasonably hampered.
MAG considers that 30mph represents a reasonable compromise for most urban environments and challenges BRAKE to defend what it sees as the group’s extreme stance on speed limits.