Hang on, we were told that speed limits couldn't be raised as it was all to do with saving lives. Now they are saying with lower poluting cars we can go faster showing that the speed limits were more about hitting emissions targets than anything else. I feel lied to!
Motorway speed limits could rise to 80mph thanks to surge in eco-friendly electric cars offsetting any increase in emissions, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggests
A surge in electric cars on British roads could pave the way to an 80mph maximum speed limit, the transport secretary has said.
Grant Shapps said he was 'thinking about' the issue of speed limits, including also reducing them in some places, like outside schools, The Daily Telegraph reported.
He told a debate at the Conservative party conference: 'On 80mph speed limits, I've been thinking about this issue and maybe even sought advice on the subject of late.
The 50mph average speed check through Port Talbot [aimed at reducing pollution levels] has been extended a further 3 miles or so to almost Llandarcy
WTF are they playing at? Port Talbot steelworks is a bigger polluter than all the cars combined and the average speed check is just a revenue collection exercise. There are three Motorway junctions within 3 miles of each other and these contribute mostly to the gridlock on this 2-lane stretch with most of the locals using the M-way as a local road joining on say J41 and coming off on J40
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