Speed limit to be cut for more safety.
Transport Secretary John Prescott plans to slash the limit on rural roads from 60mph to 50, in a bid to end the carnage which claims 3400 lives every year.
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 but added: "We are always looking at ways to make our roads safer."
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Sep 20, 1999|
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