New speed limits for rural roads in drive to reduce deaths

Speed limits are set to be slashed on rural roads across the country following a massive overhaul of the current system.

Every speed limit on every road is to be scrutinised in a drive to reduce accidents and deaths on our roads.

The core aim is to improve road safety and to ensure that limits match the state of our roads.

Safety chiefs claim the road network - especially in rural areas - is "littered" with roads that have speed limits that are far too high, causing unnecessary accidents and deaths.

Spokesperson for Road Safety Group PARC, Susan Grey, says hopefully the speed limits are reduced as soon as possible.......

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