Elsewhere I read: 80 mph limit 'will cost £1bn a year', according to the usual suspects. (so maybe only £9 billion clear profit after all)
The Government is due to consult soon on raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph on English and Welsh motorways.
The groups, which include road safety charity Brake, the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) and Greenpeace, launched a campaign - called No to 80 - protesting at the Government's plans.
They reckon an 80mph limit would result in extra annual costs of £62.4 million from road casualties, including costs to health and emergency services and human costs; £180.4 million in carbon costs and £766.6 million in fuel costs. The groups are writing to Transport Secretary Justine Greening to request a meeting on the issue.
Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend said: "The No to 80 campaign calls on the Government to listen to the overwhelming evidence that raising motorway limits is dangerous, costly and damaging. Experts predict it would lead to more lives being brutally cut short and more people suffering debilitating injuries."
I note it says the government plan to consult soon. So the do-gooder mafia aim to get in first. Hey, fuckers, why not wait until the (phony) consultation starts? Also I note 'experts predict'. Oh the unerring experts with their predictions! The anti-car people ought to take a drive on the motorway some time. They'll realise that it won't make much difference. Indeed, I see the limit change as a Trojan Horse to bring in more speed cameras and the concomitant lovely money, as they extort and shake-down the ordinary people.
I wonder how much tax-payer money is handed over by the crooked government to these 'concerned citizens', enabling them to lobby the government?