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Colin Goodwin | Journalist


20 August 2021

Dear Colin, With advancements in car safety, tyre quality etc, what would you deem an appropriate contemporary motorway speed limit? Andrew

Dear Andrew,

I think 90mph would be perfect as you could get away with doing a ton and that speed gets you places fast. There’s only one snag: while the cars have advanced, drivers have regressed. Driving as a skill seems to be a concept that’s in the past. Part of the problem is the level of distraction provided in modern cars. I don’t really want to share a motorway with someone doing 90mph who is looking at something on the infotainment screen. It’s for this reason that I no longer ride bikes on motorways if I can possibly avoid it.

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