Norway considers speed limit hike to 120kph for some motorways
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Raising the motorway speed limit in Norway to 120kph could mean four deaths annually, according to research by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen).
It could also cost up to €504 million to build or upgrade 460km of motorways to withstand the wear and tear caused by having a 120kph limit.
State Secretary Tommy Skjervold said that the government will analyse the research before making a final decision about raising or not the speed limit on some motorways.
Norway has some of Europe’s lowest speed limits. Many roads have a limit of 90-100kph but some roads with two lanes - Class A – highways - have a max speed of 110kph. The usual speed limits outside urban areas are 60-80kph.