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 told the audience in Wembley she was asked whether she would consider abolishing limits and allowing drivers to choose their own safe speed, and replied by saying, “On speed limits, we need to be prepared to look at that,” although she added that she couldn’t give “a precise answer.”

The Telegraph adds that on smart motorways she said, “I absolutely think that we need to review them and stop them if they are not working as soon as possible … and all the evidence I have suggests they’re not working,” she said. “We need to be prepared to look at that. I do believe that the smart motorways experiment hasn’t worked.”

The paper adds that when asked whether she planned to scrap them if she won the Tory leadership race on Monday, she replied: “Yes.”

(Picture – National Highways)

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