Today’s announcement will ensure that as of 6 April 2015, lorry drivers have speed limits that are better suited to a modern transport network.
Transport Minister Claire Perry said:
It is really important that speed limits for lorries reflect the needs of a modern transport network and improved vehicle technology”.
Britain has one of the best road safety records in the world and I am determined to ensure this continues. This change is about ensuring rules for lorry drivers’ speed limits are in line with other larger vehicles on our roads, creating a fairer and more proportionate system.
The changes to speed limits will update previous regulation dating back to the 1980s.