Drivers want motorway speed limit reduced when it rains

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Drivers want motorway speed limit reduced when it rains

Drivers want motorway speed limit reduced when it rains
2021-07-31 03:46:00
Most drivers want a lower motorway speed limit in wet weather, a new survey suggests. The RAC poll of 2,100 motorists indicated that 72% would like the standard 70mph limit cut in wet conditions to boost safety and encourage better driving habits. Some 78% of respondents who supported a reduced motorway speed limit in the wet felt it would encourage some drivers to slow down, while 72% believed it was worth trying as it might save lives. Nearly two-thirds said it could improve visibility due to less spray from moving vehicles. Department for Transport figures show 246 people were killed or seriously injured on Britain’s motorways in 2019 when the road surface was damp, wet or flooded. That is up from 203 two years earlier. Separate Highways England data shows wet roads were a contributory factor in 259 crashes on England’s motorways in 2018, while someone drivin

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