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Motor Coaches (Safety And Speed Regulations)

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is satisfied with the contribution of the current speed regulations covering motor coaches on motorways in reducing accidents.

I am satisfied that in normal conditions passenger coaches on motorways can travel safely at up to 70 mph, the legal speed limit. However, I have observed numerous violations of this speed limit and, where possible, this matter will be taken up with the companies concerned.