Truck Speed Limits To Be Analysed

TRANSPORT Scotland has said it will ‘analyse’ the final report on increasing the speed limit of HGVs to 60mph published by the UK government.
Issued by the Department for Transport, the report is the third and final assessment into the change in 2015 that introduced new national speed limits for lorries over 7.5 tonnes on single and dual carriageways, to 50mph and 60mph respectively. It revealed there had been no impact on safety.
However, in Scotland it remains 40mph on single carriageways and 50mph on dual carriageways. Last year (TN, October 2019) Transport Scotland told Transport News it would look again at raising speed limits for trucks once the DfT’s final evaluation of the HGV speed was published.
‘We note the publication of DfT’s three year evaluation of HGV Speed Limit Increase in England and Wales. We will now take the opportunity to analyse the findings,’ said a spokesperson.

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