HC Deb 28 May 1968 vol 765 cc206-7W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the results of the experiment of the 50 miles per hour speed limit on certain main roads at weekends during recent summers; and if he intends to continue the speed limit this summer.

Mr. Ross

The results of the experiment in 1964, 1965 and 1966 were inconclusive, but justified its continuation. In 1967 there was a smaller reduction in accidents on these roads while the limit applied than on other roads, and I have accordingly decided not to reimpose the limit this year.