BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 13 December 2007, 19:04 GMT
Road speed limits to be reviewed
Speed limits on roads throughout Cumbria could change after a wide-spread review costing 730,000.

Cumbria County Council will review the accident history on all its A and B roads over the next four years and decide whether to lower speed limits.

The study will also take into account whether vulnerable people use particular stretches of road.

After 2011 all C class and unclassified roads will be reviewed. The review has been ordered by the Highways Agency.

Ian Stewart, cabinet member responsible for highways, said: "This is a major undertaking and a welcome opportunity to rationalise speed limits on our roads.

"I'm sure a great many communities around the county will want to see whether the speed limits change in their areas."



SEE ALSO
Resident wants home speed camera
25 May 07 |  Cumbria

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific