This article was published in 1998, in Newsletter 17.
In 1996, 3 600 people were killed on British roads, and nearly a third of a million were injured. Speed is the single biggest factor causing crashes.
The Slower Speeds Initiative was launched on 23 March. It aims to show that there is massive public support for reduced speeds on our roads. This will encourage walking, cycling and public transport, save thousands of lives, and give greater freedom and fitness for all ages.
This fits with our aims so well that we have enclosed a leaflet about the initative. The organisers – an alliance of national transport pressure groups – are seeking endorsements from organisations and individuals. Please give it your support by returning the coupon.