Motorway speed limit will be cut to 60mph to reduce emissions in badly-polluted ...

Motorway speed limit will be cut to 60mph to reduce emissions in badly-polluted areas Trial project, introduced by Highways England, will be implemented in four areas It will assess the impact of slower moving traffic on roadside air quality in the UK Drivers will be faced with £100 fine and three penalty points if they breach limit

By Raven Saunt For Mailonline

Published: 01:09 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 01:15 BST, 12 September 2020

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The speed limit on motorways will be cut to 60mph to reduce emissions in badly-polluted areas.

The trial project, introduced by Highways England, will be implemented across four areas of the UK by the end of the month in order to assess the impact of slower moving traffic on roadside air quality. 

It will be the first time that the maximum speed limit, which is currently 70mph on motorways, is lowered to tackle emissions. 

The speed limit on motorways will be cut to 60mph to reduce emissions in badly-polluted areas (stock image)

The speed limit on motorways will be cut to 60mph to reduce emissions in badly-polluted areas (stock image)

The new 60mph limit will be introduced across four stretches of road each up to 4.5 miles in length.

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