The motorway speed limit of 70mph could increase to 80mph, says Transport Secretary Philip Hammond
29 September 2011

The motorway speed limit of 70mph could be increased to 80mph after Transport Secretary Philip Hammond branded the current limit “out of date”.

Hammond’s Department of Transport is starting a consultation on increasing the speed limit on the motorways of England and Wales. The current 70mph limit was introduced in 1965, but Hammond’s argument is that huge advances in safety and motoring technology has rendered this limit obsolete.

The consultation will begin this year and a revised limit could be brought in as soon as 2013 if it is deemed necessary. The motorway increase is expected to go hand-in-hand with a rise in the number of 20mph zones in many towns and cities.

Confirmation of the consultation was due to be announced at the Conservative Party conference this weekend, but was brought forward after it leaked out early.

Hammond’s plan has drawn criticism from other MPs, including climate change secretary Chris Huhne and health secretary Andrew Lansley, due to concerns over rising pollution and fuel consumption levels.

Leading scientists from Greenpeace UK estimate that driving at 80mph instead of 70mph increases emissions and consumption by as much as 20 per cent.

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10 April 2019
Có thể nói, cơ thể của bà mẹ khi mang thai có rất nhiều thay đổi. Khi mang thai, các bà mẹ không chỉ cần phải bổ sung dưỡng chất cho bản thân mà còn phải bổ sung gấp đôi hàm lượng dinh dưỡng và năng lượng thông thường để giúp cho bé có thể sinh trưởng và phát triển tốt nhất. Chính vì thế, một số bà mẹ có xu hướng sử dụng thuốc bổ trước khi chuẩn bị mang thai. Vậy chuẩn bị mang thai nên uống thuốc bổ gì ?

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