How many lives will blanket 20mph cost?

How many lives will blanket 20mph cost?

On BBC Question Time in Wales last night during a discussion on Labour’s blanket 20mph scheme, a firefighter questioned: “How many lives will that [20mph] cost? Especially when response times are increasing massively due to the downgrade in our service by the Labour Government.”

Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport Minister, Natasha Asghar MS said:

“This is a crucial point that has been sadly understated during this whole debate surrounding Labour’s deeply unpopular blanket 20mph speed limits. Firefighters who have to drive from their homes to the station when there is a fire in their community will have to drive slower at 20mph.

 “The Labour Welsh Government, with their extreme and short-sighted ideology, have not only ignored the views of the Welsh public, they have also ignored legitimate concerns surrounding safety. This is not the first time that firefighters have expressed this concern and it won’t be the last.

 “Only the Welsh Conservatives will scrap this costly vanity project and restore sanity to our roads.”

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