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60 MPH Motorway limit

7 January 2014

A consultation on the proposal to introduce a maximum mandatory speed limit of 60mph as part of the planned upgrade to the M1 in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands has been published by The Highways Agency. This is being done for environmental rather than safety reasons.

The Highways Agency is proposing to implement a maximum mandatory speed limit of 60mph between junction 28 at Mansfield and junction 35a at Sheffield and Rotherham between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week, as part of improvements planned for the M1. The speed limit will be used to manage traffic speeds and help reduce congestion and air pollutants locally.

The announcement was a lead article in The Telegraph and elsewhere.
 

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