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Motorway speed limits could rise to 80 mph thanks to surge in eco-friendly electric cars offsetting any increase in emissions, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggests. Grant Shapps said he is considering increasing the motorway speed limit . The 70mph speed limit was introduced as a
PhD student Tom Cohen (UCL Transport Studies) organised a citizens' jury to ask them whether they think the motorway speed limit in the UK should be raised
Motorway speed limits could be increased to 80mph thanks to electric vehicles, it has been reported.
Transport Secretaryis apparently looking at and some dual carriageways based on the premise that any increased pollution will be offset by the increasing numbers of electric vehicles on the road.
Mr Shapps told an event at the Conservative Party conference that when speed limits were last reviewed in 2011, the decision was taken not to increase them because of environment concerns, the Telegraph reported.
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Speed limits on motorways could go up to 80 mph as drivers switch to electric vehicles , according to the Transport Secretary . Grant Shapps says he is exploring the possibility of increasing the speed limit on motorways and some dual carriageways having concluded that any increased
Speed limits on the motorway could be increased to 80 mph in a bid to increase productivity, Philip Hammond, the transport secretary , has suggested. Mr Hammond said that safety might no longer be the sole consideration in judging how fast cars can go and that gains to the economy from shorter
“I think there is an argument for looking at our speed limits, both in terms of higher speed limits and actually lower limits - 20mph outside of schools,” Mr Shapps - himself a driver of an electric car - is reported to have said.
“I think there is an argument that once you have increased the level of electrification and therefore decreased or entirely removed carbon, that you might look at those things again,” he added.
The speed limit on motorways has been 70mph since 1965 but some argue that limit should be increased.
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but the public prefer going 10mph slower Highways England boss says that the speed limit could increase in certain areas He argued it would be safe to increase the limit in parts of the road network Mr O'Sullivan said that due to the safety issues that would be raised by having both types of
SPEED limits in the UK could still rise to 80 mph claims experts but one thing will have to change Jim O'Sullivan, CEO of Highways England, which manages Britain's motorways and A-roads, said With the introduction of self-driving cars , standard vehicles could be phased out as they would be
The RAC previously said the 70mph speed limit should be reviewed, following figures from its Report on Motoring that suggested while compliance with speed limits on lower speed roads was improving, there had been a reduction in those sticking to the 70mph limit.
Jim O'Sullivan, chief executive of Highways England, also previously said that it was possible to raise the limit but it was “socially embedded in this country”.
But some road safety campaigners argue against raising speed limits, saying it will increase the number of accidents and deaths on the road.
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Reduced 20mph speed limits are useless because drivers ignore them unless speed humps are also built, study says .
Reduced 20mph speed limits are useless because drivers ignore them unless speed humps are also built, study saysThe research shows drivers ignore 20mph signs meaning the roads are not any safer.