MP calls for speed reduction on major road to port

A Conservative MP is calling for the speed limit on a single lane stretch of the A120 near the Port of Harwich to be cut from 60 to 50mph. Sir Bernard Jenkin, MP for Harwich and North Essex, is concerned about the safety on the road near the village of Wix where there have been […]

A46 safety campaigners visit speed reduction scheme

Campaigners who successfully called for the speed limit to be reduced on a section of the A46 in Worcestershire have visited the site to hear about the impact the measures have had.   After considering the views of the local community, National Highways has temporarily reduced the limit from 60mph to 40mph over a mile-long stretch […]

Study calls for more real-world tests of speed reduction for environmental reasons

While reducing motorway speed limits has potential to improve air quality, further studies are needed to understand how drivers respond to these schemes, according to a policy report released by the University of Birmingham. Researchers in the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded TRANSITION Clean Air Network and West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme (WM-Air) reviewed […]

MPs call for motorway limit cut to help Net Zero

The Government is being urged to consider cutting motorway speed limits to 64mph to reduce transport emissions and dependence on oil imports. The Telegraph reports that this idea is among many that the Commons environmental audit select committee has come up with to reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels. It says MPs on the […]

Vehicle makers using HERE for speed limit data across EU

As the European Union’s Intelligent Speed Assistance regulation comes into effect, global automakers have overwhelmingly chosen the ISA Map from HERE Technologies to comply with the mandate. ISA is an in-vehicle safety feature that displays for drivers the legal speed limit on any given EU road. To date, more than 30 brands from 15 global […]

Truss could make motorway speed limits “advisory” and would scrap smart motorways

The person expected to be chosen as the UK’s next Prime Minister says she’s prepared to look at introducing a German-style system motorways with no speed limits, and will get rid of smart motorways because “the experiment hasn’t worked”. At the final hustings in front of Conservative Members before the leadership ballot closes, Liz Truss […]

The public wants 60mph speed limits, according to new survey

Lowering the motorway speed limit to 60mph is among the measures supported by the public in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, a new survey has found. According to the survey by conservation charity WWF and think-tank Demos, the move to reduce speeds could form part of a raft of measures to cut the UK’s […]

Welsh Government to propose 20mph speed limits on restricted roads

The Welsh Government has proposed to introduce a 20mph speed limit on restricted roads across the country. Restricted roads are mainly in residential and built-up areas where there are lots of pedestrians and include roads where street lights are placed no more than 200 yards apart. The government said reducing the speed from 30 to […]

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