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    Default 40 mph motorway speed limit!!!whe

    When gettin ready for work had news on and they were saying that proposals are being put forward to drop the motorway speed limit from 70mph to 40mph. My personal opinion is "what a joke" if that goes through our country will be rediculous on all levels! Attatched a link to an article in the Daily Record

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    Nothing unusual there, there have been such proposals before
    Equally, there are already reduced speed sections with 60mph and 50mph in Scotland
    Furthermore, there are many sections with 40mph and 30mph in Scotland

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    If you think that's bad, try 10 mph

    http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/100...d_resurfacing/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    If you think that's bad, try 10 mph
    10mph isn't possible on a Motorway, the Special Roads Act (and their relevant Traffic Orders) doesn't allow anything less than 30mph
    However, I have seen 5mph on many trunk roads, and once on the A1 "Walking pace"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    If you think that's bad, try 10 mph

    http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/100...d_resurfacing/
    No modern car would get out of 1st gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy1954 View Post
    No modern car would get out of 1st gear.
    Mine would, I can easily drive in second gear at 10mph

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    not so long ago they were on about increasing it to 80mph to help the economy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by stret View Post
    not so long ago they were on about increasing it to 80mph to help the economy??
    Thats what the article says, the 40mph is coming in for Scotland as the UK looks at increases to 80mph

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    This seems rather at odds with the proposals currently going through which will see some speed limits raised in Scotland
    Sounds to me like this action group are looking at alternatives and this is one they have found, as permitted within the existing Special Roads Act
    However, it still hasn't been debated yet so it would be at least three years before applied (and most likely delayed as the next government in Scotland would need to approve it)

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    A truly daft idea. Common sense and practicality sacrificed on the altar of contrived expediency. Motorways are about smooth traffic flow (as far as is possible) not artificial congestion which does nothing for the environment.

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