On 6 April 2015 in England and Wales, the maximum speed limits for HGVs of over 7.5 tonnes was increased from:
- 40mph to 50mph on single carriageways
- 50mph to 60mph on dual carriageways
This is the first annual summary from a 3-year project commissioned to help meet the department’s commitment to monitor the impact of the increase.
The project is designed to evaluate the impact in 3 main areas:
- traffic speeds and flows
- road safety
- environment (emissions and noise)
This summary was produced by AECOM/Atkins as commissioned by the Department for Transport.