Safety not compromised by speed limit increase, government report reveals


 

Increasing the speed limit of HGVs to 60mph has had no impact on safety, according to a government report. In 2015, new national speed limits for lorries over 7.5-tonnes were introduced on single and dual carriageways, to 50mph and 60mph respectively. Stakeholder interviews conducted in 2019 reported that awareness of the policy among drivers was good and a key benefit had been reduced driver stress and frustration, with both HGV drivers and general traffic considered to have benefited. The report […]