Motorways: Speed Limits

Transport written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider harmonising motorway speed limits in England with those on equivalent roads in France and Germany; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department focuses its attention on making sure the motorway speed limit, as with all other speed limits, remain appropriate for UK roads, and has no plans to consider harmonising the UK motorway speed limit with any other country.

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