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Offline John  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 04, 2014 6:06:23 PM(UTC)

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There has been Governement consultation on whether to increase the maximum permitted speed on UK motorways from 70 mph to 80 mph.

There was not that much press about it back in 2011 when the Government first decided to review the maximum motorway speed limit.

I would be interested to see what UK Traffic News users think the government should do about motorway speed limits and why?

Here is my personal view.

I do think that the maximum speed limit should be increased to 80 mph but with some important other conditions.

In other countries the maximum speed depends on weather conditions.

That I think that would be very sensible.

So if the roads are dry and it is not raining the maximum speed could I think be safely increased to 80 mph but if it is raining or wet the maximum speed should be reduced to say 60 mph.

I also think the rule should also be that above 60 mph you would be required to keep an increased minimum distance from the vehicle in front to allow more time to break safely in the event of a traffic jam or other delay in front, and to enforce tailgating regulations as I think tailgating is far more dangerous than increasing the maximum speed to 80 mph.

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