Motorway speed limit may not rise from 70mph to 80mph


The government announced in 2011 it would consult on whether modern motoring meant the motorway speed limit could rise from 70mph to 80mph in England and Wales.

Giles Dilnot spoke to RAC Honorary Historian Dr Piers Brendon, who explained why lessons from the past show the idea may end up quietly shelved.


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