Speed limit to be cut for more safety.
THE Government is set to reduce speed limits in a bid to cut the number of deaths on the roads.
Transport Secretary John Prescott
Local authorities will also be given more powers to implement 20mph limits in urban areas -- a priority will be to create safety zones around schools.
The number of roadside speed cameras is also likely to be trebled to 7000 in a bid to catch speedsters.
The moves are part of a safety review which is due to make its findings known later in the year.
A spokesman for the Scottish Executive stressed speed limits were a matter for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions at Westminster Westminster.
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