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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 18:35 GMT 19:35 UK
20mph speed limit plans for town
Plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on up to 37 roads in a Berkshire town are being discussed.

Residents and businesses in Slough are taking part in a consultation exercise run by the borough council.

A study in Manor Park found 29 crashes had occurred in the area over the past three years - 16 were in streets that would be affected by the proposals.

A council spokesman said they hoped a 20mph limit would reduce the number of accidents and the severity of injuries.

'Reckless driving'

As well as installing 20mph signs, speeding cushions and raised areas of road would be introduced.

Dexter Smith, of Slough Borough Council, said: "All too often, people are injured because of the reckless driving of a few individuals.

"Introducing a 20mph zone requires putting in physical constraints that will make speeding drivers slow down and thereby help keep the streets safe."

In a survey, carried out two years ago, the council found 71% of residents in favour of a 20mph speed limit in the Manor Park area of Slough.






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