Speed Limits

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Conservative, Eastleigh

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to monitor speed limits and ensure that they are appropriate.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government does not monitor speed limits, as traffic authorities set local speed limits in situations where local needs and conditions suggest a speed limit which is lower than the national speed limit. The Department has issued guidance to local highway authorities on setting local speed limits, which can be viewed online at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/setting-local-speed-limits

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