War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra cameras


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the number had fallen by 75 per cent to 8,677.

In the decade to 2011 alone 29 per cent of forecourts shut.

This ‘increased minimum driving time required to reach the nearest forecourt’, the government report by Deloitte said.

Supermarkets have massively increased their market share on petrol, often offering cheaper deals but squeezing out independent retailers. They now own 14 per cent of stations, up from 9 per cent in 2001, but sell 40 per cent of all road fuel.

In 2009 almost 60 per cent of drivers said they filled their car where it was convenient rather than cheap, but three years later this fell to 40 per cent as motorists hunt for bargains.

GOVERNMENT-RECOMMENDED SPEED LIMITS

New Government-recommended speed limits in urban areas

20mph – street that are ‘primarily residential’, city streets with lots of pedestrians and cyclists such around schools, shops, markets and playgrounds.

30mph – other built up areas with buildings both sides of the road.

40mph – higher quality suburban roads in areas with little development.

50mph – Dual carriageways, ring roads, and bypasses.

New Government recommended speed limits on single carriageway rural roads

60mph – Most high quality strategic A and b road ith few bends, junctions or accesses.

50mph –Lower quality A and B roads with ‘relatively high’ number of bends, junctions or accesses.

40mph -Roads where there are many bends, junction and accesses, substantial development, strong environmental grounds, or where a ‘considerable mnumber of vulnerable road users.’

30mph – villages

20mph – villages which are ‘primarily residential with many pedestrians and cyclists

Source: Department for Transport: ‘Setting Local Speed Limits.