New speed cameras planned and more motorway meddling!
The Highways Agency are looking like they're going to increase the stretches of 'managed motorway' we have, so sections of road will have the overall speed of traffic adjusted in a bid to avoid traffic jams and bottlenecks.
So, instead of driving along at 70mph, you'll more regularly reach those segments that slow everyone down and have a camera installed at each end of a section, to ensure you don't drive any quicker than they want you to.
This means a whole load of new cameras cropping up on the roads, covering large stretches of motorway. The plan is that over 400 miles of the busiest motorways will be covered. There will also be cameras to make sure no-one is going faster than 70mph, so hard lines if you've just bought a fancy sports car.
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, the road safety charity, said: "Speed cameras are an extremely well evidenced, cost-effective way to improve safety and reduce deaths and injuries on roads where they are placed, preventing families going through the trauma of a sudden bereavement or life-changing injury."
"Put simply: speed cameras reduce speeding, which helps to prevent deadly crashes. Breaking the speed limit is risky and illegal, so only drivers who break the law will face fines."
Do you agree?