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Increased UK 80mph speed limit faces being scrapped

The UK’s Transport Secretary has indicated that he is higher priorities than increasing the motorway speed limits to 80mph in the country. The controversial 80mph (129kph) motorway speed limit proposals first saw light in the announcement of a consultation on …

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Texas criticized for 85mph speed limit highway

85mph stretch of road in Texas raises questions about how fast is enough as road safety groups question the wisdom of raising speed limits across America. Texas authorities proudly opened the fastest road in the USA recently when they cut …

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A Quarter Of UK Drivers Believe Speeding Is Acceptable

Driver survey in the UK reveals the attitudes of the population towards driving at excessive speed. The survey was conducted for UK insurance company Admiral and found that more than three-quarters of the 3000 survey participants admit to speeding with …

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Brake Calls For Critical Investment in UK Road Safety to be Reinstated

Commenting on the Transport Select Committee’s recent report to the UK Government on road safety, Brake is calling for increased prioritisation on road safety. The report from the Parliamentary select committee refers to the recent increase in UK road deaths …

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UK Parliamentary Committee Urges Stonger Government Leadership on Road Safety

The parliamentary transport committee has produced a report requiring greater leadership to reduce casualties among young people and cyclists on Britain’s roads. The transport committee of the UK parliament is made up from Members of Parliament from all parties and …

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FTA Calls For Speed Governors As Standard Option on Vans

The Freight Transport Association is approaching manufacturers to fit devices limiting the speed of vans to the national limit. Arguing that no business should require its drivers to break national speed limits, the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) is approaching …

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Coalition Formed of Opponents to 80mph Speed Limit

Brake has joined with other UK Road Safety organisations in a coalition of opposition to Government plans to raise motorway speed limits to 80mph. The coalition, which consists of high profile charities such as Brake, Roadpeace and the Road Victims …

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Are motorways in England Suitable For Proposed 80mph Speed Limit?

A report from the Road Safety Foundation examines the suitability of England’s motorway infrastructure for Government proposed speed limit increase. Go straight to download or read the TrafficSafe review below: In response to the UK Government’s proposal to raise the …

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80mph UK Speed Limit Trial Comes Under Criticism

Road safety charity calls on Government to scrap trials on increasing UK speed limit on motorways in the country. As the British government’s plans tighten on beginning trials on the M20 motorway for introducing an 80mph speed limit, road safety …

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Brake Calls On UK Government To Scrap Proposal To Raise Speed Limit

Motorway tailgating study shows high speed risks are likely to increase if UK Government raises speed limit from 70 to 80mph. With over 50% of drivers in the UK admitting to high-speed motorway tailgating (driving too close) in the UK, …

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