Lower Speed Limits Protect Motorists … From Climate Change?

Written by Gregory Monte.

Here are two headlines related to speed limits:


Well, lets add that higher speed limits are also apparently bad for the climate.

“The Dutch government put forward a new climate change package on Wednesday.  It includes a controversial proposal to lower the day-time speed limit on motorways to just 100 km/h (62 mph) from the current 130 km/h (80 mph). At night, the limit will stay the same.”

If you believe the first headline quoted above – essentially, that speed kills – why on earth would you let motorists drive faster at night when visibility is less?

Politics above safety … that’s government for you.


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