HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c96W
Mr. Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he intends to bring forward legislation requiring speed limiters to be fitted to heavy goods vehicles.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Such limiters would have to be set at 60 mph — the motorway speed limit for heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5 tonnes gross weight. The latest national speed survey has shown an encouraging reduction in lorry speeds on motorways. If this trend continues it will reduce the need to consider the fitting of speed limiters.