Almost six out of ten people polled said the current 130km/h limit was appropriate
Survey finds 1 in 10 want speed limit removed on Lux motorways
One in ten motorists surveyed in Luxembourg would support the removal of speed limits on motorways, a new survey has found.
Altogether, 500 people were polled by TNS Ilres in May 2017 about their views on speed limits in the grand duchy.
In addition to those who called for speed limits to be removed on highways, a further 12% called for the speed limit to be increased to above 150km/h. Almost six out of ten said the current 130km/h limit was appropriate and should remain, while 13% said it should be lowered to 120km/h and 4% wanted the limit to be even lower.
The opinions come just over a year after Luxembourg introduced 20 fixed speed cameras at strategic locations around the country at a cost of €13 million(for 2016). Another TNS Ilres survey conducted in March 2017 found that just 15% of people polled had reduced their speed when driving as a result of the cameras while 16% said they had not changed their habits.
Speed reduction is a major focus of road safety body Sécurité Routière which in 2016 launched a shocking billboard campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of speeding. Statec figures show that in 2016, 32 people were killed in road traffic accidents and 249 were seriously injured. Speed was cited as the cause of 45% of fatal road traffic accidents and 37% of serious accidents.