The Coalition Government looks set to pause its plans for a proposed 80mph speed limit on UK motorways following recent comments from new Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, who insisted that 'safety is paramountî in the consideration of any legislative changes that may affect drivers. There has been renewed evidence that suggests increased speed limits will cause more serious injuries on Britain's highways and the decision to put speed limit increases on the back burner has been welcomed by Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake. "We are extremely pleased by this news and hope to hear further confirmation from the Government soon," she said. "Evidence shows 80mph limits would cause more people to be killed and seriously injured on motorways, as well as creating more CO2, while it is doubtful they would lead to significant journey time savings. "We warmly welcome Mr McLoughlin's comments that his priority is the safety of road users, and his acknowledgement that managing traffic speed is crucial in preventing needless deaths and injuries. "We look forward to hearing more from the new transport ministers on how they will usher in a better era for safety on roads and help to counter the recent increase in casualties." Safety is certainly of paramount importance here at the IT Fleet Automotive workshops too, with our continued investment in technology and training to ensure we provide efficient, cost-effective, industry leading fleet appraisals. In order to keep fleets on the road for longer our thorough assessments include a full condition report by the driver upon collection, a detailed electronic inspection using the latest handheld technology backæ at our workshops, along with fully costed damage and refurbishment estimates conducted by fully trained vehicle inspectors. Let us provide bespoke solutions to meet your fleet's specific needs today. Get in by calling our friendly team on 01473 313057 or drop us a line using our online enquiry form.