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60mph limits on motorways to cut pollution

Motorways to trial 60mph limits to cut pollution
The speed limit will be cut on parts of four motorways before October in a trial to reduce pollution, Highways England has said. It will be reduced from 70mph to 60mph in areas that have seen higher than recommended levels of nitrogen dioxide.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54130862

It has been suggested that EV's showing the new green number plate may still be permitted to travel at 70mph. Current discussion on another forum I visit is saying if this ruling was to be adopted on all motorways, it might be another leaver for the government to encourage further EV take up prior to the 2035 ban on fossil fuel cars. However, many EV drivers try to conserve energy on motorways by driving at 60mph anyway.

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In London starting this month many more roads around schools are being declared pedestrian and cycle only routes from 8:30am to 9:30am and 3:00pm to 4:00pm. The aim is to help promote pedestrian safety reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions. Its put an end to what I used to call Whacky Races at drop off and pick up times, being on gate duty I often witnessed crazy driving and even pulled a few children out of harms way. It’s definitely made the road outside the school much safer for the children with no more careless double parking on zigzags or double yellows.

As for the 60mph speed limit on selected motorways, I didn’t realize they were actually testing motorway air quality. Although I have been on the M25 a few times where it resembled an elongated car park, and even with my car windows shut you could still taste the exhaust fumes.
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Was the government stating a year or two ago raising the speed limit to 80mph on motorways, another U turn.
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Skoolkeeper wrote: Sun, 13th Sep 2020, 8:35am Was the government stating a year or two ago raising the speed limit to 80mph on motorways, another U turn.
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Reduce the speed limit to increase revenue from speeding tickets. We all know in the first year or two at least people will naturally drive at 70 out of habit.
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Not been on a motorway in 12 years now that was the last time i was down in England and have only drove on the mainland once in the past eight years when i collected my sons new car from Inverness.
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Stiggy wrote: Sun, 13th Sep 2020, 8:24pm Reduce the speed limit to increase revenue from speeding tickets. We all know in the first year or two at least people will naturally drive at 70 out of habit.
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Hardly anyone travels at 70 - it's either 80 or 90 where I am, reducing the speed limit won't change a thing around my way, people are way to busy to travel safely -Disappointment.png-
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Drillbit wrote: Mon, 14th Sep 2020, 11:41am Hardly anyone travels at 70 - it's either 80 or 90 where I am, reducing the speed limit won't change a thing around my way, people are way to busy to travel safely -Disappointment.png-
I remember doing 110 mph in my Capri late 70’s down a long hill on the M2 in Kent, I was a silly boy back then. I drive mostly at 60 mph now with the occasion burst at 70.
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What idiots sit in there offices thinking these hair brain ideas up and being paid mega bucks to do so, proberbly the same guys who put 50 mph signs just before a hair pin bend. -Crazy.png-

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Buffer wrote: Mon, 14th Sep 2020, 10:15am Not been on a motorway in 12 years now that was the last time i was down in England and have only drove on the mainland once in the past eight years when i collected my sons new car from Inverness.
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EBJ wrote: Mon, 14th Sep 2020, 12:09pm What idiots sit in there offices thinking these hair brain ideas up and being paid mega bucks to do so, proberbly the same guys who put 50 mph signs just before a hair pin bend. -Crazy.png-
The very same ones that think smart motorways are a good idea...
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We really do need to do something to reduce pollution. We are destroying the planet. Burying our heads in the sand will achieve nothing. We must all do our bit. There are so many simple changes we can make as individuals. Road traffic, air travel and eating meat are devastating for the environment. Increase in global population is obviously a very bad thing for the limited resources of the planet. I gave up eating meat a year ago, I’m not perfect I still eat fish 2 or 3 times a week, I’m planning to give that up too. We wouldn’t have coronavirus if we didn’t eat meat, now there’s an incentive -Like.png-
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Keyolder wrote: Mon, 14th Sep 2020, 11:49am I remember doing 110 mph in my Capri late 70’s down a long hill on the M2 in Kent, I was a silly boy back then. I drive mostly at 60 mph now with the occasion burst at 70.
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Never been a driver personally. But I cannot believed that these motor way speed restrictions will be well received.
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