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11-03-2009 MAG slams 50mph proposal

The proposal for a blanket 50mph limit on country roads represents the ascendency of politics over reality.
 
Accident analysis shows that a very small proportion of accidents are due to excess speed with carelessness and stupidity within speed limits being far bigger factors. 
 
MAG President Ian Mutch said :
 
‘Cutting road accidents is a valid goal but those who simply propose ever lower limits have lost all sense of proportion.  There is a balance to be struck between the reasonable expectations of the motoring public for mobility and motoring pleasure, and  the interests of safety.  The problem with those who crudely argue for ever lower limits is that they have no sympathy with those for whom the open road remains a source of pleasure.’
 
Further information: Ian Mutch 020 8556 6495 theroad@mag-uk.org

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