CONSULTATIONS are set to be launched on switching streets to 20mph zones.

Connecting Southampton, run by Southampton City Council, has confirmed when they will run.

In a statement, a spokesperson from Connecting Southampton said: "Human error is a factor in 95 per cent of all road traffic collisions.

"Driving at 20mph is a more forgiving speed when people make mistakes, as the consequence of those mistakes is less severe, the lower the speed of the collision.

"Even if a 20mph limit does not bring speeds down to 20mph or lower, there is evidence that speeds do fall overall, and every 1mph drop in speed can significantly reduce the severity of a collision."

The list of locations was previously released.

READ MORE: The 14 areas set to get 20mph limits in Southampton announced

The areas on this list are those that have been put forward for an initial consultation this year.

Changes can only be made once this has concluded.

The areas and dates include: 

  • St Marks, Shirley & Freemantle. Ward: Freemantle, Shirley. Consultation date: 2022 – Summer
  • Millbrook. Consultation date: 2022 – Summer
  • Bitterne Park North & South. Ward: Bitterne Park & Harefiled. Consultation date: 2022 – Summer
  • Polygon & Bannister Park. Ward: Bargate/Bevois/Freemantle. Consultation date: 2022 – Summer
  • Woolston & Itchen. Ward: Woolston & Peartree. Consultation date: 2022 – Autumn
  • City Centre. Ward: Bargate. Consultation date: 2022 – Autumn
  • St Denys South. Ward: Portswood. Consultation date: 2022 – Autumn
  • Portswood & Highfield North. Ward: Portswood & Swaythling. Consultation date: 2022 – Autumn

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