Road safety organisations around the world will be taking part in this year’s UN Global Road Safety Week from 17-23 May, which will be echoing a specific call from the UN and World Health Organisation that 20mph or 30km/h should be the maximum speed where pedestrians and cyclists share the road with motorised vehicles.

In Dorset, campaigners countywide are asking Dorset Council, as highway authority, for default 20mph limits where people mix with motors.

Moreover, it is seen as a key foundation for meeting the UN goals on Sustainable Development and the UN 2nd Decade of Action on Road Safety 2021-2030, since fear of traffic speed is the prime reason for Britons not walking and cycling their shorter journeys.

Before you vote on May 6, ask your Police & Crime Commissioner candidates if they will support the UN and WHO’s call that 20 is Plenty!

DILYS GARTSIDE

Okeford Fitzpaine