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October 8, 2019 at 8:20 am #186183Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
The speed limit on British motorways could be raised to 80mph, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps Mr Shapps said that “there is an argument
[See the full post at: Rise of electric cars could see motorway speed limit raised to 80mph]October 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm #186234graham coxGuest
its not the speed that’s the issue
its the drivers not thinking/acting on the road conditions and levels of trafficOctober 8, 2019 at 4:55 pm #186252SteveGuest
Perhaps the UK should adopt a similar policy to other countries. Having driven in parts of France at least once or twice a year for many years, if I recall correctly they have motorway speed limits of 135km/h (around 85mph) in dry conditions , reduced to 110km/h (around 70mph) is wet condition. These are considered a maximum speed and are heavily enforced in many areas with stricter rules and higher fines compared to UK.
Most of us are well aware that if you observe the 70mph speed limit on our motorways you will get overtaken by almost every type of vehicle.October 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm #186437dougalGuest
Perhaps we should replace MPs with elected scientists and engineers, then we might get some sense !