The government’s proposal to increase the motorway limit to 80mph is inhumane. Experts predict it would result in more violent road deaths and serious injuries, causing unnecessary trauma and suffering.
It will also result in increased carbon emissions, contributing to climate change, and an increased financial burden on drivers, the NHS and emergency services. In addition higher speeds would mean noise from motorways would reach further into the countryside and damage tranquillity.
Given the evidence, No to 80 calls on government to abandon its proposals, and instead set out how it will work to prevent needless, devastating and costly crashes and casualties on these roads.