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Media monitor: Issue 599 22 Jun 2012

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Compulsory speed limits anyone?

On 9 June The Guardian dug into its archives from 45 years previously to prove that there truly is nothing new under the sun. “The 70mph speed limit has cut motorway casualties by 20%, saving about 60 lives with 500 fewer injured last year, says a report of the Road Research Laboratory published yesterday,” the paper reported in June 1967. “Faced with the laboratory’s compelling mass of scientific evidence in favour of the experiment, Mrs Barbara Castle, Minister of...

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