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Time saving benefits justify 80mph motorway speed limit – Hammond

Speed Limits

Andrew Forster
07 October 2011
80mph: journey time benefits
80mph: journey time benefits
 

The Government is to consult on raising the speed limit to 80mph on motorways across England and Wales.

Transport secretary Philip Hammond told the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this week that the 70mph limit had become discredited, with almost half of all motorists exceeding it.

“I take the view that we live in a democracy of policing by consent,” he told The Times. “If 50% of the population are routinely breaking the law it’s actually the law that needs...

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