Speed Limits

Lower Speed Limit For New Drivers, Says Coroner

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

A coroner has called on the government to impose new restrictions on recently qualified drivers following the death of a teenager in a road crash. ...

Eight Million Drivers Affected By 20mph Speed Limits

PA | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

Millions of drivers are facing the prospect of reduced speed limits in towns and cities across England and Wales, according to new research. Figure...

Speed Limits To Be Controlled By Councils

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Councils will be given greater freedom to introduce 20mph schemes under new government proposals to improve road safety. Local officials will also ...

Motorways 'Not Safe Enough' For 80mph Limit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report today. The Government intends to cons...

Motorways 'Not Safe Enough' For 80MPH

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report. The government intends to consult on...

Is Cycling the Future for More of us in the Capital?

Eleanor Besley | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK
Eleanor Besley

In central London pollution levels are on the rise, more than twice the number of people killed each year in road traffic accidents are killed by pollution from cars. Do we want a London where we breathe in harmful gases as a matter of course everyday?

Cycling Safely... and Pregnant

Eleanor Besley | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Besley

My feelings towards city cycling have changes since I fell pregnant a few months back. I feel a heightened sense of the risks given the responsibility I've now got. I'm still getting on my bike but when I do, it's with a far greater awareness of the risks. It IS scary out there sometimes but it shouldn't be.

M5 Final Casualty Figures Confirmed As Investigations Into Pile-Up Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed the final casualty figures from Friday night's pile-up on the M5, with seven people killed and 51 people injur...

Speed - it is not the Root of all Evil: Honda VT750S Shadow Road Test

Bob Pickett | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

This week, I was pulled over by a police officer for, ahem, travelling down a road rather more briskly than I should. In other words, speeding. Anno...

Raising the Motorway Speed Limit to 80mph Won’t Help the Economy, but it Will Lead to More Violent Deaths

Ellen Booth | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics
Ellen Booth

Raising the motorway speed limit to 80mph won't help the economy, but it will lead to more violent deaths and life-changing serious injuries, says Ellen Booth, senior campaigns officer at Brake, the road safety charity.

Speed Limits - Any Alterations Should be Based on Facts, not Politics

Philip Gomm | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics
Philip Gomm

So 80 is soon to be the new 70 – or at least that is what Philip Hammond has in mind. Given that the existing speed limit on motorways was introduced in 1965 a review makes sense. The world moves on and circumstances alter.

Time for an 80mph Motorway Speed Limit?

Simon Best | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics
Simon Best

The transport secretary has indicated that the motorway speed limit could be raised to 80mph from the current 70mph. The low accident rates for motorways, the average speeds and police speed enforcement guidance do make a compelling case. But would safety be compromised?

Speed Limit 'To Be Raised to 80mph'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons, Paul Vale | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

The speed limit on Britain's motorways is set to be increased to 80 miles per hour (mph). Transport secretary Philip Hammond is due to make the ann...