HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 c86W
23. Mr. Bidwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will launch a national campaign for the strict observation of road speed law.

Mr. Atkins

Speed limits are set for the protection of all road users. Every driver should observe them responsibly without special campaigns: sensible drivers go at lower speeds when it is foggy, dark or raining and adopt a safe driving distance from other vehicles. In residential areas, we welcome and encourage the engineering measures that local authorities are taking to slow vehicles to safe speeds.