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Positioning statement: 80mph speed limits

Blog post   •   Jun 01, 2012 00:01 BST

The RAC supports the trial of variable speed limits appropriate to individual driving conditions. For example, we have worked with the Department of Transport in England to trial an 80mph speed limit on some sections of motorway.

The RAC believes the limit should be raised only on those stretches of motorway where their construction and usage patterns are such that the benefits to users would offset any detrimental safety or environmental impact.