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Speed limit of 18.64mph agreed by MEPs - Lyon

June 21, 2011 2:03 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

George Lyon, Liberal Democrat MEP for Scotland, has expressed his disappointment as MEPs on the European Transport Committee voted in favour of introducing a speed limit of 30km per hour in all European urban areas.

George Lyon MEPGeorge Lyon MEPIf approved by a majority of MEPs in a full meeting of the European Parliament road signs stating a speed limit of 18.64mph could be introduced in the UK.

Commenting, Mr Lyon said:

"UK motorists will be puzzled to learn that MEPs are spending time trying to introduce a speed limit of 18.64mph in our towns and cities.

"It is votes like this that gives the European Parliament a bad name.

"MEPs on the Transport Committee claim that by introducing a 30kmph speed limit across Europe then drivers will have to obey the same rules no matter where they drive.

"What's next? Everyone must drive on the right hand side?

"MEPs should stick to genuine cross border issues and leave important decisions on road safety to national governments that understand the historical and cultural nuances of the rules of the road."