Closed petition PE1925: Bring the HGV speed limit on major trunk roads to 50mph in line with other parts of the UK

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to increase the 40mph speed limit for HGVs to 50mph in line with other parts of the United Kingdom.

Previous action taken

Several years ago I raised this issue with Emma Harper MSP face to face including the upgrade of the A75 and A77 but received no comment.

Background information

The current HGV speed limit is outdated as HGV braking and stability systems have improved since it was brought in.

In my view many incidents on our trunk roads are caused by vehicles driving at the national speed limit overtaking in dangerous places, causing disruption and expense to many including the Police.

A trial increasing the speed limit of HGV’s on the A9 has been running for a few years now and has proved that accidents have declined.

  • Created by David Singleton
  • Date closed 13 July 2022

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