April 15, 2011


The experimental speed limit of 70mph was introduced in 1964 and in 2011 MPs could push for a new speed limit of 80mph.

The new speed limit would not be applied to all motorways with the M25 maintaining a 70mph limit, but the changes being applied to the M5 and M4.

There will also be debate as to whether the change in speed should only be applied to certain times of the day.

Motorists in other parts of Europe have a higher speed limit and it is thought that with the advances in car technology and improvements in highway engineering, we can handle an increase.

However, some are opposed saying an increase in speed could also see an increase in road casualties.

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