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Previously it has been said that Britain’s motorways are the worst in Europe.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond is planning to increase the speed limit from 70  to 80 mph by 2013.

Whilst also introducing 20 mph limits in many urban areas.

I have to admit, I saw little arguing either way on the reduced speed limit. There was a point about different urban areas needing different speed limits for different reasons – but really the *news” is all about being able to go faster. And do people really actually like doing 80 mph because it is what their car is capable of – or do they get some thrill from knowing they shouldn’t?

That if the changes were to happen then it would be even more important that they were reinforced – as if people think they can get away with speeding on the motorway they will also believe it true…

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