A road sign earlier ago…
The European Union’s plans to enforce a mandatory 20mph speed limit in residential zones and replace the Highway Code with European law has sparked outrage from British politicians.
Conservative Members of the European Parliament tonight slammed the suggestion to decrease the limit as ‘silly’, along with other ideas which were promoted.
Dozens of road safety notions were endorsed thanks to a show of hands in the European Parliament.
MEPS were voting on a report drawn up by centre-right MEP Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, whose resolution on behalf of the Parliament’s Transport Committee includes the introduction of 30km speed limits in residential areas and on all one-lane roads in urban areas which have no separate cycle lane, ‘with a view to protecting vulnerable road users more effectively’.