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UK Carline responds to 60mph limitBack

SpeedLimitEuropean Union rules on air pollution could see 60mph limit on UK motorways.

UK car leasing company, UK Carline, has this week reacted to reports that a 60mph speed limit could be rolled out in the UK as part of an EU-backed directive to quell pollution levels.

The news comes as a 32-mile stretch of road on the M1, running through South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, is to be designated as a 60mph zone. The new speed limit is to be introduced in an effort to reduce air pollution, and officials are said to be debating whether to roll out a 60mph limit across the whole of the UK.

A number of respected motoring organisations have already expressed concerns over a push for a reduced motorway speed limit by green campaigners, arguing that different stretches of motorway having different speed limits at different times would only serve to confuse drivers and could well cause more road traffic accidents.

The soon-to-be enforced 60mph speed limit for the M1 would only be active between 7am and 7pm each day.

Edmund King, president of AA, believes that new laws won’t be well received by motorists, ‘It’s the only way to reduce emissions until the technology kicks in and makes engines cleaner, so it’s something we have to live with. You can’t really be against it, but many drivers will be frustrated and bemused. Earlier this year there was talk of an 80mph speed limit and now it’s gone down to 60mph.’


Posted by Leana Kell on 09/02/2014