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Worthing has highest pedestrian and cyclist casualties of any West Sussex town

Worthing has the highest pedestrian and cyclist road casualties of any town in West Sussex, according to figures obtained from West Sussex County Council.

111 people have been killed or seriously injured walking or cycling in Worthing. This is almost twice that in Crawley (62) and more than double that for Littlehampton (47).

Read the report from the Worthing Herald

20's Plenty on Splash FM

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Splash FM’s write up:

“A dad of two, who’s campaigning for twenty mile an hour speed limits in Worthing, says it will save taxpayers money. Duncan Kay leads the town’s Twenty’s Plenty campaign. They’ll soon be formally asking the public whether or not new limits should be introduced.The County Council already has the money to implement the scheme. Duncan says it could generate £2 million of savings.”

20's Plenty for Worthing could save £2million

20mph limits could save Worthing £2 million a year, but would cost taxpayers nothing!

20mph speed limit trials elsewhere have reduced the numbers of road collisions. This saves costs for the Police, the Ambulance service, the Fire and Rescue service, the NHS, and Highways Maintenance – all of which are funded by taxpayers. In Warrington for instance the savings outweighed the costs of implementing the limits by eight times in the first year alone.

On Worthing’s roads, on average, 2 people are killed and 267 injured, 36 of them seriously, every year.

Director of Public Health says "we must have mandatory 20mph limit"

“Most children will live and recover if hit by a vehicle travelling at 20mph whereas most risk a lifetime of disability or death if hit at 30mph”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12481423

If people care about children and have a soul...

An impassioned plea from a leading academic for 20mph residential speed limits:

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/if_people_care_about_chil…