Traffic Technology Today.com
Subscribe to Traffic Technology
Subscribe to Traffic Technology
   Sort by: relevance most recent
  

NEWS >>

UK Government publishes new speed limit guidance

UK Road Safety Minister, Stephen Hammond, has published new guidance that is intended to help local authorities across England set speed limits. It is hoped that the updated guidance will help local councils implement more consistent speed limits on local roads and incorporates recent changes that create more flexibility for authorities to implement 20mph (32km/h) limits and zones. The new guidance has been published following an extensive consultation that was held last year, which have also been published on the Department for Transport’s (DfT) internet site. The online toolkit will enable local councils to calculate the potential costs and benefits of implementing new speed limits. The launch of the new toolkit fulfils a commitment in the DfT’s ‘Strategic framework for road safety’ that was published in 2010.

The new guidance is to be used for setting speed limits on single and dual carriageway roads in both urban and rural areas. Local highway authorities are responsible for determining speed limits on their local road network. The objectives of the guidance are to: provide up-to-date and consistent advice to traffic authorities; improve clarity and greater consistency of approach when setting speed limits across the country; enable the setting of more appropriate local speed limits, including lower and higher limits where conditions dictate; achieve local speed limits that better reflect the needs of all road users; and ensure improved quality of life for local communities and a better balance between road safety, accessibility and environmental objectives, especially in rural communities.

Announcing the availability of the new guidelines, Hammond said, “We want to see safe roads which meet the needs of everyone, so it is vital that councils have clear and consistent guidance to help them set appropriate speed limits on their roads. Local councils should set speed limits based on their local knowledge and on the views of the community. That is why we have launched an online toolkit alongside our new guidance to help councils make the best decisions for their local areas.”

January 21, 2013

Email


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Monthly Poll >>

Will the public ever accept road user charging?

MAGAZINE >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

The Oct/Nov 2017 issue of Traffic Technology International is now online.

Click here to read digital version
Click here to subscribe

Read now >>

VISION ZERO >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

The June 2017 issue of Vision Zero International is now online.

Click here to read digital version
Click here to subscribe

Read now >>

INTERTRAFFIC WORLD >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

Intertraffic World 2018 showcase is now online.


Click here to read digital version
Click here to subscribe

Read now >>


TOLLTRANS >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

Tolltrans 2017 is now online.



Click here to read digital version
Click here to subscribe

Read now >>