20's Plenty for Bettws

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Many schools have 20 mph safety zones a few hundred metres around their entrances (although it is not so in Bridgend CBC).

This has been found to have a minimal effect on safety issues because:
 Only a small minority of child road casualties occur on the way to or from school (Just 20%).
 Very few casualties occur outside the school itself.
 The mean radius of school safety zones is just 300m, yet the mean distance travelled to school is 1.8km. Hence the school safety zones apply to only 17% of the journey.2
 At the end of school safety zones drivers are reminded of an increase in speed limit to 30mph and therefore speed up.

This is why Schools in towns and villages with area wide 20mph limits report much better outcomes in terms of safety and parent satisfaction. They also report higher levels of walking and cycling to schools - so important if we are to improve our children's health.

To make it safe for Bettws children to walk to Bettws Primary School, and to encourage healthier habits, we need to be successful with this campaign.

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