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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 20:55 GMT 21:55 UK
Islanders reject speed limit plan
Isle of Man residents have rejected plans to introduce a national speed limit on unrestricted roads.

A national speed limit would have meant the end of the island's remaining unrestricted routes.

But 54% of the 13,600 people who responded to an island wide questionnaire voted against a 70mph limit and 55% rejected a 60mph limit.

Transport minister Phil Braidwood said he accepted the public response, but safety measures would continue.

Latest government figures show that of the 39 deaths in traffic accidents over the past three years, 30 were on roads with no speed limits.

He added there would not be another attempt to bring in a national speed limit for "the foreseeable future".


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