DfT describes 80mph motorway limit as 'speculation'
The DfT has described reports that the speed limit on motorways will be raised to 80mph to shorten journey times and boost the economy as “speculation”, reports the Press Association.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, a review of road safety is expected to conclude that the increase from the current 70mph limit should be made official. The paper says there is "broad agreement" within the coalition Government and civil servants, with the only question being the timing of the announcement.
The Daily Mail says that an 80mph limit would be more strictly enforced, to prevent the usual speed rising to 90mph, and that there would also be more 20mph zones in residential areas.
A DfT spokesman described the report as ‘speculation’, saying: “We need to make sure that we are looking at the right criteria when considering what level speed limits should be set at. This means looking at the economic benefits of shorter journey times as well as considering other implications such as road safety and carbon emissions.
“Any proposal to change national speed limits would be subject to full public consultation.”
New website includes membersí portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Is this the end for the red traffic light?
Vehicle hire specialist Northgate delves into the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory project.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert