http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/5191001/A-road-speed-limits-to-be-reduced-to-50mph.html 20mph near schools and in quiet residential zones, fine. But you can bet your bottom dollar that they will try to make all town roads 20mph. And making all A roads 50mph unless the councils bother to give good reason not to. WTF? Its the classic H&S trap where no council will have the balls to submit for keeping 60mph in case they open themselves up to get sued if there is then an accident, even though most accidents i'm sure are very little to do with that extra 10mph and everything to do with muppets behind the wheel making mistakes. I really hope this doesnt develop too far. When are they going to realise that at some point you have to accept that roads will always be dangerous no matter what the speed limit (within reason obviously) and if millions of people drive all over the UK every day, then every year even with the best will in the world people will get hurt. 50mph on A roads by default is nuts. Whats wrong with councils having to give good reason FOR each section to be reduced to 50mph? Is it cynical to think that they need to lower the limit to stand a better chance of raising revenue in the downturn from speed camera's?