News Archives - 20mph

Size matters; Why we choose the cars we do

The way carmakers market to us has changed over time. If you can remember a time before the near-demise of the estate car, it was all about 0-60 times. Now ads sell the SUV lifestyle. There’s no doubt motorists enjoy the elevated driving position offered by SUVs, but do these larger vehicles offer occupants any more room? It’s a tough…

A carrot and stick approach to 20mph limit enforcement

How best to enforce 20mph limits given how few motorists appear to have the driving skill or inclination to keep to them? Most drivers might be respecting the new 20mph speed limit on many Welsh roads, according to independent transport consultants Agilysis, but the firm’s CEO Richard Owen struck a note of caution when speaking to the BBC: “Although the…

Protest, paint and pop-up zebra crossings: How people power can make roads safer

20mph limits only work if they’re stuck to. A vocal minority of drivers have unusual ideas about why lower speeds in the areas people live, work and go to school are a bad idea, but what can be done to help those who are supportive of traffic calming measures? After all, everyone benefits from safer roads – however they travel.…

Fiat Topolino EV: A pint-sized car perfect for 20mph limits

Fiat has added a dash of flair to the microcar market with the launch of its latest EV. The Topolino is a true successor to the original Fiat 500 – pint-sized transport for short journeys at a sensible speed. With a top speed of 27mph, what better car for travel within the UK’s expanding 20mph zones? The changing face of…