It's unlikely you will be nicked doing 80 in a 70(unless you are driving too close to the car in front/road conditions are bad)so can't see it being changed,if they did then more people would be doing 90+I think its time that the speed limit should be raised, but I think people will still drive faster than 80MPH quite simply because the cars they are driving have become better and we are lead into a false sense of security with helpfull things like abs etc..........time will tell if it is the right decision or not!
I'm getting a strong feeling of deja-vu on this.80mph M-way report 'speculation' - *UK News - MSN News UK
now lets see how long the public consultation will take!!!
and the day we run out of oil will come 20% quicker. That might make the Gov't think it's not such a good idea.
I've wrote to my local MP already about opening up a '6 cylinders or more lane' that's allowed to do 100 mph.
As soon as I get a satisfactory reply, I'll update on the forum.
That's just the sort of distorted nonsense we can expect to hear from the green lobby. As anyone who has driven on a motorway in the UK recently will attest, the defacto "limit" is around 80mph, not 70. As such, all that raising the legal limit would do is cease to criminalise the regular actions of a large number of people. It will not change the use of fuel or the accident rate one jot.and the day we run out of oil will come 20% quicker.
The cost of signage hasn't discouraged Oxfordshire County Council from despoiling our countryside by the erection of many thousands of completely irrelevent 50mph signs where previously there were none.the sheer cost of upgrading the signage etc.