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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: United Kingdom
80 mph Motorways in 2013 for the UK
I see that the motorway speed limit will increase from 70mph to 80mph in 2013, under Government plans Philip Hammond the Transport Secretary has said today
"This is a clear proposal from the Government to increase the motorway speed limit to 80 miles an hour.
Principally this is about the huge time savings that would be available by improving journey times, hundreds of millions of pounds worth a year of time savings.
And also the benefit of bringing millions of ordinary motorists, who are otherwise law abiding, back on the right side of the law because frankly the current speed limit has lost legitimacy."
For me I tend to cruise at about 80mph so I don't think I will go faster but will instead just enjoy driving more listening to my V6 and enjoying viewing the surroundings rather than constant visual checking for the long arm of the law.
Cars and technology has moved on dramatically in the 40 years or so since the 70 mph figure came out and I believe 80mph is a wise decision
For me its a big plus