09 Nov '12, 11am

Increasing lorry speeds will make our roads less safe for pedestrians & cyclists. @SHammondMP should reverse decision

Increasing lorry speeds will make life more dangerous for most vulnerable on our roads Issued on: Friday 9 November 2012 Responding to this morning's announcement that the Department for Transport plans to increase the speed limit for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) on Britain's single carriageway roads, Policy Director at charity Sustrans, Jason Torrance, said, "Just last week the Road Safety Minister said he would do everything needed to make our roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. "Cycle safety is hitting the headlines as more cyclists and pedestrians are killed or seriously injured - this decision will only make our roads more dangerous for those at the greatest risk. "Faster-moving lorries will take longer to stop and reduce reaction times for drivers. The Minister must reverse this decision immediately." The DfT announcement is here -> http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/pr...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-sustrans/media/news-rele...

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