The speed limit on UK motorways will rise to 80 mph, it s due to be announced but more roads in built-up areas will be reduced to a 20 mph limit. The plans will be presented as part of the ConDem's attempts to boost the economy, with ministers arguing that shorter journeys on major roads will help businesses.
Britain’s speed limits are lower than many other countries in Europe, with
France and Italy both imposing a maximum of 81mph, while some roads in
Germany have no restriction at all.
Get ready for all the whiners to come out of the woodwork and chuck in their penny's worth. Let's hope this does see the light of day.