Poll reveals increased majority in favour of 20mph

Mark Ruskell MSP has today (14 March) revealed polling which shows that a clear majority of people support his proposal to change the default speed limits on the streets where we live, work and play to 20mph.

A poll conducted by Survation shows that once those who neither agreed nor disagreed with the policy were removed, 72% of people said they support the introduction of 20mph default speed limits. This has risen from 65% in 2017, excluding those who neither agreed nor disagreed. 

Mr Ruskell is now calling on Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, to back his bill.

Mark Ruskell MSP said:

“All the evidence demonstrates that introducing a 20mph limit in residential areas across Scotland would save lives. We’ve known that a majority of the public have backed safer streets for some time, and it’s great to see an even clearer majority in this latest poll.

“It’s clear that people across the country recognise the benefits of introducing a default 20mph limit in their communities. 

“Given the evidence, and the public backing my proposition has, it is now time for the Scottish Government to get behind my bill, ensuring that we put the lives of children ahead of maintaining the status quo.”