DfT says it is still committed to 80mph trial
The Department for Transport (DfT) has said it is still intending to trial an 80mph motorway speed limit, despite media reports that the transport secretary wants to scrap the proposal.
However, a DfT spokeswoman said: “Work is continuing to assess the potential economic, safety and environmental impacts of trialling 80mph speed limits across a number of sites on the motorway network. It is important that decisions are made on the basis of sound evidence.”
Hammond had claimed an increase from the current 70mph limit would reduce the amount of congestion on Britain’s roads, saving the economy money.
- A summary of reponses to the consultation on increasing the speed limit for LGVs on A-roads to 50mph, which closed on 1 February, is expected to be published within three months.