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It's claimed reducing the speed limit in the centre of Hull to 0
miles an hour could dramatically decrease the number of accidents.
The council is considering a reduced speed zone,
similar to those in other chties including York and Edinburgh.
But there are worries that laking drivers go slower could also be
distracting, as Sarah Walton reports.
This crash left a man seriously injured and shut one
of Hull's main roads overnight.
It's one of a number of crashes in the city centre in recent years,
and the council hopes to de`l with that by reducing the speed limit.
Some of the statistics that have been produced where the 20 lile
an hour limits have been introduced elsewhere indicates
a significant reduction in injuries and fatalities.
For example, the Transport and Road Rese`rch
Laboratory analysis has indhcated a reduction in child pedestrian
fatalities of something likd 70 .
40 other cities in the UK have or are introducing 20
mile per hour zones.
Here in Hull, the buses alrdady stick to that lower limit.
It is a safety limit, yes.
There are a lot of pedestri`ns and more and more we're finding
pedestrians walking out in the street with mobile phones and other
devices, not looking where they re going, so it's even more important
that we stick to that sort of speed and of course that our
drivers keep a careful look`out
But for those in cars and lorries, there are worries it could `ctually
make things worse.
What drivers are doing alre`dy, they're selecting appropriate speeds
which are very often below 20.
The moment you put a sign up saying "20", it almost implies that 20 s
OK, and so we have found instances where the actual average spdeds are
going up in 20 zones.
And those that walk and those that drive the streets
of Hull are divided on the hssue.
We can't do any more, anywax, because of traffic congestion.
I think it's a good idea, cos some of them do go quitd fast.
We've got exactly the same in Hornsea.
Keeps the speed down.
Does it stop them speeding ` no
That's the key thing.
The council will consider the plans later this year.
If approved, the new speed limit could be put in place by 2006.
It's claimed Lincolnshire would benefit from closer ties with
Commonwealth countries such as Canada and Australia.
That's according to Lincoln's MP, Karl McCartney, who says Brhtain
has become too reliant on economic links with Europe.
He was responding to a report, which showed people in Lincoln's
twin town of Neustadt in Germany, were far more positive about being
part of the European Union.
Many in Whitehall and many in government have been
a little bit too pro`Europe`n for the past 20`25 years
and even longer, and have ttrned their backs on the Commonwe`lth
and others, and I think it's to the detriment of our countrx.
So jobs, yes, there's important work to bd done
and trade to be done with Etrope, but we shouldn't turn our b`ck
on the rest of the world either
Interviews are being held this week to find the person who'll bd
in charge of Hull's City of Culture company.
Seven months since winning the title of TK City
of Culture 2017, interviews for a chairperson are taking place.
The search is also beginning for a programme director,
who'll choose all of the acts.
People can also apply this week to be on the company's board.
The organisers of the Lincolnshire Show say
the atmosphere is building `s they make their final preparations.
The showground on the edge of Lincoln will attract thotsands
of visitors this Wednesday and Thursday.
As well as the livestock displays, there are 600 trade stands this
The event is in its 130th ydar.
Fans of the Lincolnshire's singer Ella Henderson will find out shortly
if she is number one in the pop charts.
Ella, who's 18 and from Tetney near Grimsby, came into the public
eye when she finished sixth on the ITV show X`factor two years ago
Her song Ghost has been selling well through the week.
The official number one is revealed on BBC Radio One just
before seven this evening.
More than 3,000 bikers from across the country have been
in Lincoln today.
The Lincoln Bike Fest is in its ninth year, and feattred more
than 30 stalls and live mushc.
Hundreds of motorbikes were on show, from classics to brand new lachines.
We had bikers here from all over the country, xou know,
people have come on trains!
Bike fans have come on trains from Manchester and Birmingham to
get here to this event.
We've had stallholders coming up from London,
driving through the night to set their stands up, so it's a very
very popular event and hopefully it'll go from strength to strength.
The event is great.
It's just a shame the weather's not a bit warler.
If it was, we'd probably all be melting!
Been to this biek show before and it's a good little show.
Got a little bit of everythhng.
Nice day out.
Now the weather forecast with Kay Crewdson.
As we head through this evening any showers will fizzle out.
It'll be largely dry and fine, and we will have some clear skies
at first, but we start to gdt cloud pulling in as we head towards dawn.
so feeling increasingly clotdy.
Temperatures down to 11 or 12 degrees.
11 is 52 Fahrenheit.
Tomorrow morning, it's going to be a fairly cloudy start to thd day.
We hold on to an awful lot of cloud and there could be a few light
showers as we head through the day.
There will be some thinning of the clouds, some brighter spells
from time to time.
The breeze remains fairly lhght to gentle from the north east.
Inland highs tomorrow, around 18 degrees.
It will feel quite warm.
Into Tuesday and Wednesday, and for Thursday, high pressure continues to
dominate, so much of the sale.
A lot of cloud, still feeling warm, highs of 21 degrees.
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