British Police Commissioner Calls for Dropping Speed Limits

Drive for the road, not the sign


A new police and crime commissioner has been heavily criticised for declaring that speed limits should be abolished and drivers should be able to go "flat out" on some roads.

The extraordinary views of Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett were today roundly condemned by colleagues and motoring groups who described his views as "nonsense."

Interviewed on local BBC Mr Bett said:"I would abolish speed limits on motorways and other major roads—We ought to drive to road conditions rather than set limits.

"The problem is that there are so many signs drivers get mesmerised by them. If we are going to do anything about speed and villagers we ought to take down all the signs and say all villages are 30mph and you drive on roads like they do in Germany and Italy, as road conditions say."