The speed limits on several routes throughout the country should be increased, the Minister of Transport believes. Proposals for new speed limits will be sent on Thursday for consideration.
Proper speed limits are essential to make the best use of the road infrastructure. The respect the road users have for sign posted speed limits also depends on the boundaries appearing sensible and logical based on how the road users themselves perceive the conditions. That is why we now want to increase the speed limits on more stretches around the country, says Transport Minister Jon Georg Dale (Frp) in a press release.
The changes will take effect in September. Dale points out that he wants to make every-day travel for people as simple, safe and effective as possible. It has been proposed to change the speed limit on six routes around the country.
The speed limit changes will be evaluated after one year and three years. In the evaluation, traffic safety will be assessed, and that provides a concrete assessment of whether the change has affected the public benefit.
These are the stretches
- E18 Østfold, Marker municipality: A distance of 0.6 km will be increased from 70 km/h to 90 km/h, while another distance of 1.5 km will be increased from 70 km/h to 80 km/h.
- E136 Møre og Romsdal, Ålesund municipality: A distance of 4.1 km will be increased from 70 km/h to 80km/h.
- national road 80 Nordland, Bodø municipality: A distance of 1 km will be increased from 70 km/h to 80 km/h.
- E18 Vinterbro in Akershus to Østfold border: Parts of the route will be increased from 70 km/h to 80 km/h.
- E16 Kløfta – Kongsvinger: The route Kløfta – Nybakk will be increased from 90 km/h to 100 km/h, while the section Slomarka – Kongsvinger will be increased from 90 km/h to 100 km/h.
- E6 in Gudbrandsdalen, Hundorptunellen and Teigkamptunellen: These will be increased from 80 km/h to 90 km/h in the tunnels.
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