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A SPEED limit of 20mph is set to be introduced on every residential road in Sheffield.

The zones would be introduced in streets around schools first before being imposed on other ‘suitable residential areas’.

Sheffield Council’s cabinet highways committee has been recommended to approve the policy tomorrow, which will be implemented on an area-by-area basis.

Main roads would be excluded from the scheme and there would be not be any further traffic calming measures such as humps.

The aim is that motorists will realise when they turn on to residential street that it has a lower limit and will obey automatically.

Signs will still be put up but there are no proposals to enforce the speed.

Lack of traffic calming measures means the scheme can be implemented much more quickly and cheaply as the council makes major cuts and has little cash to spare.

The amount to be allocated for the 20mph project during the current financial year is £40,000 - but more funding will be available in the next few years as part of the £1.2bn Highways PFI scheme to revamp city roads.