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Speed Limits

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the methodology for the calculation of the optimum speed limit for a particular road; and if he will make a statement. (118639)

The Department published its new guidance to traffic authorities on the setting of local speed limits on 8 August 2006. The Department received only one written representation, which concerned the use of the mean vehicle speeds being travelled on the road as one of the determining factors to be taken into consideration.