Countryside campaign group the CPRE has conducted a survey which shows thousands of villages in England are crying out for help with tackling speeding traffic.

The countryside campaigners are calling for an amendment to the Government's Road Safety Bill, now going through Parliament, which would introduce a national 30 mph default speed limit for villages.

This amendment is soon to be debated in the House of Lords.

The CPRE undertook a telephone survey of County Council Highways Departments between June and September 2005.

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Every Council, except Somerset responded. It asked, whether they had, and were implementing, a policy of 30 mph as the default speed limit for all villages in their area?


Bedfordshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Devon, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, West Sussex


Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire