Speed limits should be cut to 55mph because most motorists are not safe to drive any faster, says former Formula One champion Damon Hill (Telegraph).
The British grand prix driver and twice BBC Sports Personality of the Year said the roads are “dangerous” and that most people drive too fast without knowing what they are doing.
According to the Telegraph, Hill said that a recent Government proposal to increase the speed limit to 80mph made him “shudder” and that instead it would be better to reduce it.
Referring to a law in some parts of America, Hill said: “I am a big fan of the 55mph speed limit. Most people aren’t safe to drive over 55.”
Hill continued: “Honestly, the speed limit going up to 80mph makes me shudder. Mostly people drive too fast, too close to the car in front, and they think they know what they’re doing, but they don’t.
“What happens when people drive on the roads is that they don’t concentrate, they just think about something else. So they’re relying on their unconscious to respond to things. That’s why it’s better to drive at a sensible pace.”
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