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Speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads will be raised to 50 mph

24 July 2014

Hauliers across England and Wales could see a £11 million a year boost as the government raises the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads to 50 mph.

Transport Minister Claire Perry has announced the move as part of a package of measures to cut congestion, reduce dangerous overtaking and help get the country moving.

Heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes are currently stuck at 40 mph on single carriageway roads a speed limit set in the 1960s and at odds with other large vehicles on our roads.

The government has also today (24 July 2014) launched a 6 weekconsultation on plans to increase the speed limits for HGVs on dual carriageways from 50 mph to 60 mph.

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