Speed Limits (Fuel Saving)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th April 1976.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Marks Mr Kenneth Marks , Manchester, Gorton 12:00 am, 7th April 1976

We estimate that lower speeds, together with other changes in driving behaviour since the oil crisis, are reducing consumption of motor spirit by 3 per cent. to 4 per cent. It is, however, impossible to isolate the effect of the speed limits from other factors.