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Norway speed limit changes sought. Rightists Progress (FrP) and the Conservatives (H) want to raise speed limits on Norwegian roads. Drivers must currently grapple with speeds from 30 to 90 km/h (some 18 to almost 56mph), with some motorways even as fast as 100 km/h (some 62 mph). Amongst proposals in their alternative National Transport Plan, released Monday, Progress advocate highest speeds are increased to 130 km/h (about 80.7 mph). They also want the budget for infrastructure doubled over the next ten years.

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Norway speed limit changes sought

Published on Tuesday, 11th June, 2013 at 07:22 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 11th June 2013 at 07:38.

Rightists Progress (FrP) and the Conservatives (H) want to raise speed limits on Norwegian roads.

E18 Kristiansand westwards (illus.photo)
E18 Kristiansand westwards (illus.photo)
Photo: Devo/Wikimedia Commons


Drivers must currently grapple with speeds from 30 to 90 km/h (some 18 to almost 56mph), with some motorways even as fast as 100 km/h (some 62 mph).

Amongst proposals in their alternative National Transport Plan, released Monday, Progress advocate highest speeds are increased to 130 km/h (about 80.7 mph). They also want the budget for infrastructure doubled over the next ten years.

“They've done it in Denmark and Sweden, and I think we should be able to do it in Norway too on roads that can withstand the speed limit, for example,” the Party’s Bård Hoksrud told NRK.

“There may be parts of E18 (motorway) in Vestfold or the E6 (motorway) from Oslo through Akershus and Østfold [counties in eastern Norway],” he added.

Trond Helleland, the Conservatives’ representative on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, said that he is in favour of a speed, but believes Progress’ proposal may be too racy.

“I think 130 km/h is a bit too high, but I have even advocated for adjusting the current limit to 120 km/h if the conditions are right for it.”

Leader of the Christian Democrat Party, Knut Arild Hareide, is against the proposal as he believes it would be too unsafe and fast, but is not furious.

“We believe that the roads we have in Norway are not good enough to raise the speed limit. There is nothing more important for the Christian Democratic Party (KrF) than to increase road safety,” he declared.

A motorists’ lobby group has censured Norway for an excess of long and winding roads.




Published on Tuesday, 11th June, 2013 at 07:22 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 11th June 2013 at 07:38.

This post has the following tags: norwayspeedlimits, norwayroads, drivingnorway.





  
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