Speed limit raised to 100 kph on key ring roads
Monday 02 July 2012
The speed limit on part of the A12 around Voorburg, western parts of the A10 around Amsterdam and A13 at Overschie is being increased from 80 kph to 100 kph.
The decision to allow cars to drive faster was taken by transport minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen, who says the effect of the lower limit on pollution and noise is minimal.
In addition, the higher speed limit will improve traffic flow, the minister said.
The city authorities had wanted to retain the 80 kph limit, which was introduced 10 years ago. They say the higher speed limit will increase air and noise pollution and stop them from reaching national targets on air quality.
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