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Speed Limits – a well-trodden path


Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 - 52 minutes

In the July sitting, Tynwald failed to agree on a move to change the speed limit policy on the Island’s roads.

Politicians weren’t discussing a national speed limit on this occasion, though, but specifically what the maximum should be on particular types of roadway.

The topic will return to parliament in October.

We then heard a motorist was recorded going through St Mark’s at 90mph – three times the limit there.

So what should the speed limit be? What roads should it apply to? How do we enforce it? What difference does it make? And above all... how do we improve road safety?

Dollin Mercer sifts through the arguments – on both sides of the debate.