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Rural 40 limit speed limit

1 August 2006

Road safety group, the Association of British Drivers, has suggested a new survey from insurers Direct Line takes road safety `up a blind alley’. The survey demands a limit of no more than 40mph on all rural roads because of “the high number of fatalities now occurring on country lanes”.
RoadSafe believes that the current regulations relating to speed limits are adequate however would welcome much more driver education notably on the increased risks of driving on wet roads.  Currently local highways authorities have the power to restrict speeds on roads – any suggestion of ‘blanket’ speed limits would in RoadSafe’s view be unnecessary.

Experienced’ motorists most likely to drink and drive 

Experienced motorists between 30 to 50 (44 per cent) are more likely to drink alcohol and drive than any other motorist, according to a new report by Direct Line Car Insurance.

Half (49 per cent) of all British motorists over 25 still drive a vehicle after indulging in alcohol, and of these it’s drivers in their 30-50s who drink the most units.  Among those who drink alcohol before driving, one in 10 will down on average four or more units before taking to the roads – exceeding the recommended amount of three units for women and four for men.

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