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Drivers are demanding that the Government prohibits native authorities from bringing in 20mph velocity limits on main roads, claiming that the transfer would trigger carnage.

A petition is asking for the plan to increase 20mph zones past residential areas to be scrapped and it has drawn widespread help with 1000’s of drivers backing the petition.

Drivers wish to forestall the imposition of 20mph limits on A-roads, fundamental roads, twin carriageways, and components of motorways.

The petition doesn’t dismiss the significance of sustaining 20mph restrictions on aspect roads, close to colleges, and hospitals, the place decreased speeds can guarantee security.

The petition was launched by Raymond Evans and his pitch to motorists reads: “While I agree with the 20mph speed limit on back roads, outside schools and hospitals, because it can reduce the number of serious accidents and fatalities, imposing it on major roads can make it very slow, difficult, and frustrating to move from A to B.

“Drivers can become very angry and aggressive when a car in front of them is moving at 20mph.

“It can delay journeys from the school run to getting to and from work, and all the businesses and services that are reliant on the road network.”

The Government just lately mentioned, as a part of its Plan for Drivers plan, that it is going to be assessing the impression 20mph limits have on motorists.

The Department for Transport defined: “Motorists are set to benefit from smoother journeys and reduced congestion, with local people getting a stronger voice on road schemes that affect them, thanks to a crackdown on anti-driver road schemes, over-zealous traffic enforcement, and strengthened guidance for councils on 20mph limits.

“Local authorities are expected to follow the guidance and ensure local people support their plans.

“Recent examples where councils have implemented these schemes without public support have been shown to cause disruption and have unintended negative consequences.

“If local authorities fail to deliver sensible road schemes that work for local people they could see future funding withdrawn, and under powers from the Traffic Management Act, the Government could ultimately take control of an authority’s roads where they are deemed to be widely mismanaged.”

The petition has already obtained over 1,500 signatures.

Taking to social media, one individual mentioned on Facebook: “The 20mph speed limit should be allowed on back roads, outside schools and hospitals.”

Another individual acknowledged: “Signed on the basis should not apply to main roads regardless of the make, schools houses etc. Main roads need to have sensible limits. Educate people with the green cross code and not to use their phones and be oblivious to the dangers around them.”

If the petition garners 10,000 signatures the Government might want to reply. If it attracts 100,000, then the matter might be debated within the House of Commons.

Drivers have till June 8 to signal the petition earlier than it closes to the general public.