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Speed Limit

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport on what date, and by whom, application was made to him for a change in the speed limits of light and heavy vehicles; and the nature of the changes requested.

In December, 1944, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the National Road Transport Federation recommended that the speed limit for a "heavy motor car" should be raised from 20 m.p.h. to 30 m.p.h. whether or not it draws a trailer provided that pneumatic tyres are fitted throughout. Where soft or elastic tyres other than pneumatic are fitted, they recommended that where the limit is 12 m.p.h. it should be raised to 20 m.p.h.