Speeding emissions publicity
06 January 2010
Secretary of state for transport Lord Adonis has not ruled out promoting a slower motorway speed for environmental reasons following a House of Lords question from Lord Hunt of Chesterton.
Lord Hunt asked if the Government would "promote the contribution of moderating driving speeds on motorways to reducing carbon emissions".
Lord Adonis responded: "The current national speed limit of 70 miles per hour on motorways reflects a balance between economic, environmental and safety objectives, but we keep this under review. Enforcement of speed limits is a matter for the police.
"The THINK! campaign is aimed at achieving better compliance with road safety law overall, including speed limits. The Act on CO2 campaign encourages smarter driving, including staying at or below the speed limit to reduce emissions."
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