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Introduce a Minimum Speed Limit on Motorways & Dual Carriageways

Comment 29th January 2015

By introducing a minimum speed limit on Motorways and dual carriageways you will ease the congestion of the main routes during periods of heavy traffic.

Why does this matter?

By introducing a minimum speed limit on Motorways and dual carriageways you will ease the congestion of the main routes during periods of heavy traffic.

For example, if you introduce a minimum speed limit of 50mph for lane 1, 60 mph for lane 2 and 70 mph for lane 3, this will stop speed resticted vehicles and trailers from blocking 2 lanes of a carriageway while they try to overtake each other.

During periods of heavy congestion it has been proved that when you have more than 40 vehicles per mile of carriageway then you get the stop /start waves that causes congestion. Often you will have HGV's & Caravans in the middle lane causing congestion due to their inability to maintain motorway speeds due to speed restrictions 

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