A review commissioned by the The Department for Transport suggests that the 60mph speed limit on country roads should be slashed – in an attempt to improve safety on Britain’s roads.


That’s not all. The report also points towards the introduction of more average speed cameras and a lower drink-driving limit, as part of sweeping recommendations which aim to improve safety on Britain’s roads.

The report specifically noted the dangers on single carriageways in the countryside – and suggests slashing the current 60mph speed limit, pointing to examples where councils have cut limits to 50mph or even 40mph.

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The report also called on ministers to ‘promote the benefits of average speed cameras’. Statistics suggest that speed cameras have been shown to cut fatal and serious accidents by a third. Plus, reduction of the threshold for speeding prosecutions has also been suggested. Fines are generally only issued unless drivers are caught speeding by 10 per cent plus 2mph.