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Speed Limits

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether an impact assessment has been prepared in relation to his Department’s plans to encourage local authorities to set lower speed limits. (284172)

The Department for Transport’s consultation on a new road safety strategy, “A Safer Way”, was published on 21 April 2009. This included proposals to reduce road casualties on residential streets and on the riskiest rural roads, by encouraging highway authorities to reduce speed limits on such roads. An impact assessment was included in the consultation document, which can be found at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/roadsafetyconsultation/