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Speed Limits (Commercial Vehicles)

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in the Council of Ministers towards agreeing speed limits for commercial vehicles.

The Commission made a proposal in 1988 to harmonise vehicle speed limits in the European Community, but it has not been discussed in the Council. A directive agreed at the Transport Council on 16 December 1991 will set a maximum speed for EC-registered heavy goods vehicles over 12 tonnes. The setting of speed limits will remain, however, a national responsibility.