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Scottish Government choose speed over safety

Published 13 June 2019 by Transform Scotland

The 20mph Safer Streets Bill was today voted down by the SNP, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in the Scottish Parliament. Despite a clear correlation between lower speeds and safer streets the Scottish Government choose to prioritise motorists over pedestrian safety. The actions of the Government today are also entirely at odds with their own transport priorities, which claim to give pedestrians priority over car users.

Colin Howden, Transform Scotland Director, said:

“It is depressing to see the SNP, Scottish Conservatives and Scottish Liberal Democrats choosing to defend deadly default 30mph speed limits in residential areas. This shows shameful lack of leadership from the First Minister and Transport Secretary in choosing speeding over peoples’ lives.”