New higher speed limits for heavy goods vehicles criticised

New higher speed limits for heavy goods vehicles criticised

Road safety charity calls decision ‘short-sighted” and claims it could lead to more deaths, serious injuries and extra costs

Road safety campaigners have criticised new higher speed limits for lorries that are to come into effect on Monday as “short-sighted”.

The new regulations in England and Wales for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes will see speed limits rise from 40mph to 50mph on single carriageways, and increase from 50mph to 60mph on dual carriageways.

Allowing the largest vehicles to reach higher speeds risks more deaths, serious injuries, and additional cost

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Source: Guardian Transport

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