Our solution to the 60mph problem
Government wants to cut speed on part of the M1 to lower pollution. We have better suggestions
Posted: 07 Jan 2014
Terrible news! The government's planning to drop the speed limit on a stretch of the M1 to 60mph.
The 32-mile section from junction 28, near Matlock, Derbyshire, to junction 35a, north of Rotherham would have its top speed reduced from 70mph to 60mph from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. The Highways Agency's reasoning is that it'll cut pollution, required to meet tougher European Union guidelines on air quality.
BUT WAIT, HIGHWAYS AGENCY. Before doing anything drastic, may Top Gear present its suggestions for cutting emissions along the 32-mile stretch...