Monday, 16 November 2009

Solihull by-pass speed limit faces cut

THE speed limit on the Solihull by-pass faces being cut from 70mph to 50mph under new plans.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is to consult on reducing the national speed limit section between M42 junction 5 and the 40mph section of the by-pass (map).

This would include the junction 5 roundabout.

All English councils have been told by the Government to review speed limits on A and B roads.

A council report says: “Reduction in vehicle speeds contributes to safer and healthier communities.

“Reducing the speed of traffic will bring environmental benefits to local communities through the reduction perceptions of danger.”