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In the papers today - 2nd August

Speed limits on all rural roads are to be reviewed in the light of figures that show motorists are 3½ times more likely to die driving in the countryside than in towns.The government will order local authorities to reconsider the limits on all roads this month, particularly rural ones, where 63 per cent of road deaths happen. Ministers believe that the default 60mph on rural roads is too high in many cases, but they also want the limit raised on some 30mph and 40mph roads, where the ...

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