Some truly twatty pro-speeding comments below: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/transport/article3941769.ece The speed limit on thousands of residential roads will be reduced to 20mph under government moves designed to cut road deaths by a third over the next decade. Variable limits will be introduced on main roads near schools, with digital signs ordering drivers to cut their speed to 20mph or less when pupils are arriving or departing. Cameras that detect a vehicle’s average speed will be used instead of road humps to enforce the limit in some of the new 20mph zones. More than 3,000 people die on the roads each year, including motorists, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. The target, to be reached by 2020, is expected to be set at about 2,000 deaths.