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Road management / Maintenance, Road safety, All of UK

80mph speed limits: let’s stay focused on the facts

Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, PL20 7DE

Paul Biggs likens the letter writers in the previous LTT who had concerns about the proposed 80mph motorway speed limit to a coven (ibid). So I guess I’m one of his anti-car warlocks.

But I own and drive a car (I hope responsibly) and I’m not anti-car. My letter attempted quantification of the reduction in motorway capacity for a ‘safe’ convoy of 80mph cars compared to a ‘safe’ 70mph convoy, due to the proportionally greater increase in safe stopping...

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