Remove A-Road 40Mph Speed Restriction for Lorries on 60 Mph Zones

As an example of Health & Safety gone mad or whatever it is, please can we remove the 40Mph A-Road speed Restriction for Lorries on 60 Mph zones.

Not only does this bunch traffic up, it frustrates drivers who are perfectly safe/entitled to do 60Mph, but can’t because they are stuck behind a lorry.  On these A-Roads there are 30 and 40 Mph restrictions in place to slow all traffic down to safe speeds in more hazardous areas, so all traffic has to conform to these restrictions already.

By having roads where Lorries travel at significantly different speeds to cars, it encourages risky overtaking, which in itself is very dangerous.  This is not to mention the misery it causes car drivers on the way to work, which in the current economic climate, is a misery we can actually do something about!

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As an example of Health & Safety gone mad or whatever it is, please can we remove the 40Mph A-Road speed Restriction for Lorries on 60 Mph zones.

Not only does this bunch traffic up, it frustrates drivers who are perfectly safe/entitled to do 60Mph, but can’t because they are stuck behind a lorry.  On these A-Roads there are 30 and 40 Mph restrictions in place to slow all traffic down to safe speeds in more hazardous areas, so all traffic has to conform to these restrictions already.

By having roads where Lorries travel at significantly different speeds to cars, it encourages risky overtaking, which in itself is very dangerous.  This is not to mention the misery it causes car drivers on the way to work, which in the current economic climate, is a misery we can actually do something about!