On a holiday in Norway some years ago, I found driving at the national speed limit of 50mph very relaxing. Everyone simply obeyed the limit and apart from the slight jostle to be the first in the line off a ferry, it was very relaxing. Almost no overtaking - all the traffic simply drove at 50mph.
And then there is fuel consumption. Of course this varies with cars, driving style, etc but generally 45-50mph will be the most efficient. Typically driving at 60mph will use 21% more fuel than driving at 60mph.
So, I welcome the government's consultation on reducing the national speed limit to 50mph for single carriageway roads.
Let's say yes to reduce rural road deaths and CO2 emissions.
"Typically driving at 60mph will use 21% more fuel than driving at 60mph."? Methinks there was a slip of the keyboard on that one.ReplyDelete