Did you know that the government is currently considering a permanent speed limit of 60mph across 250 miles of motorway? If the plan gets the go ahead, the change will materialise over the next five years.
In addition to the rolling out of 'hard shoulder' running on busy stretches will be the introduction of speed sensors buried in the road surface and additional average speed check cameras to enforce these speed restrictions. Speed limits will be displayed on overhead gantries.
At present the plan will affect stretches of the M1, M3, M4, M6, M23, M40 and M42 as well as looking to control the whole of the M25.
So, you ask, is your commute just about to get longer? According to the Secretary of State for Transport's report the controlled motorway proposal is being considered to produce more reliable journey times, and reduce accidents through a more effective flow of traffic.
Read more from the Department for Transport's report here http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/246142/