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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02340: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on introducing a 50 mph speed limit for HGVs on trunk roads.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 15 September 2016

There are no current plans to increase the HGV speed limit as we believe that there is currently insufficient evidence in this area to justify a change.

In conjunction with the A9 average speed camera system we have increased HGV speed limits on single-carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and Inverness in order to address issues specific to that route.

With road safety considerations paramount, we will continue to consider any emerging evidence regarding speed limits for HGVs including findings from our on-going monitoring of the A9 and the increased HGV speed limit in England and Wales.