Blog for Public Health Scotland
Blog on 20mph speed limits in settlements across Scotland as a move from 30mph. This follows the Bute House Agreement between the SNP and Green Party so that the Scottish Government has stated that all appropriate roads in built up areas will have a safer speed limit of 20mph by 2025.

Date posted

19 December 2023

In this blog, Professor Adrian Davis, Edinburgh Napier University and chair of the Data and Evidence subgroup of the Public Health and Sustainable Transport partnership, discusses why a 20mph speed limit on road in Scotland can help save lives.

We are seeing far too many people being killed or suffering life-changing injuries because of road traffic collisions, and the high rate of traumatic incidents on the road is stubbornly resilient to efforts to end it. In fact, casualties have been increasing in recent years.