A Wensleydale parish council has backed a campaign to reduce the speed limited in built-up areas to 20mph.
Councillors in Bellerby last night passed a motion of support for the road safety campaign called 20s Plenty for Us.
The council said it had become the fourth in Richmondshire to pass such a motion and the 40th in North Yorkshire.
The council said in a statement: “The aim of the campaign is to reduce speed limits in built up areas to 20mph thus reducing the risk of death or serious injury to our most vulnerable road users.
“We will now lobby North Yorkshire County Council to address the issues we have raised and North Yorkshire Police to enforce speed limits.
“Fatal road traffic accidents account for 38 deaths per year on average and hundreds of injuries.”