speed limit

Analysis: Of speed and its limits

02/05/2018

Highways received a briefing on Highways England's attempts to refine its variable speed limit system.

Motorway roadworks limit could be increased

05/12/2016

The Government is considering reducing the length of roadworks permitted on motorways and increasing the maximum speed to 60mph.

Speed limit for tanks could increase to 40mph

17/03/2015

The speed limit for British army tanks and other armoured vehicles could be increased to 40mph.

Increase in speed and weight limits for tractors

09/03/2015

The speed limit for tractors travelling on England’s roads has increased from 20 to 25mph from today (9 March 2015).

80mph speed limit could be introduced on motorways

27/01/2015

The rollout of smart motorways could eventually see the speed limit increased to 80mph, according to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Speed limit for HGVs to increase

24/07/2014

The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads will increase to 50mph next year.

20mph limit scheme to cost £500k in Somerset

09/05/2012

A 20mph speed limit is to be introduced across all residential areas in part of Somerset.

Coroner in speed limit call after tragedy

16/02/2012

A coroner has called for road safety improvements through a village where a boy died after being knocked down while crossing for his school bus.

20mph limit plan for Manchester

02/02/2012

A speed limit of 20mph is set to be introduced in all non-major residential roads in Manchester.

Traffic calming at killer junction

26/01/2012

Councils are cutting speed limits and introducing more traffic calming measures at Leadburn junction in Scotland where a number of drivers have lost their lives.

Variable speed limits improve journeys on M1

19/05/2011

Variable speed limits are being introduced on the M1 to maximise benefits of the widened motorway in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Local residents to pay for speed limit changes

08/04/2011

Residents in Cambridge will get the power to change speed limits near their homes – if they put up cash for the work.

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