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Public Says No To Motorway Go Slow Plans

Wed, 12 Mar 2014

IT’S A BIG ‘no’ from the motoring public on the subject of lowering motorway speed limits, according to a survey conducted by car supermarket firm Motorpoint.

In light of recent proposals to reduce to 60mph the speed limit on a 34-mile section of the M1 spanning Derbyshire and South Yorkshire due to pollution concerns, the web-based survey found 78.1 per cent of drivers opposed such measures.

Over 4,100 people participated in the poll on the company’s website –

Commenting on the survey’s findings, Mark Carpenter, Managing Director of Motorpoint, said: “The results of our poll are definitive – drivers don’t want to go any slower on motorways – rather they want to get their destination quicker.

“The Government needs to be focusing its efforts on using the motorway ‘smarter’ rather than harder, adding lanes wherever possible to free up traffic and avoid costly queues.

“Motorists are already doing their bit for the environment by buying greener cars in record numbers and the Government needs to respond in kind rather than introducing measures that will only contribute to making our motorways even slower.”

By Press Association reporters