Luxembourg may lower the speed limit from 90 to 80 km/h on certain national roads
Luxembourg may lower the speed limit from 90 to 80 km/h on certain national roads in a bid to reduce road traffic accidents.
A spokesperson for the transport and infrastructure ministry confirmed to Delano on Friday 22 December that a group was compiling a report on the feasibility of lowering the limit on specific road sections.
“This is an ongoing process so no fixed date can be put on it,” the spokesperson said.
The report forms part of the country’s national road safety plan, which includes 29 ongoing measures aimed at bringing the death toll on Luxembourg’s roads to zero.
According to the latest figures, in 2016 there were a total of 32 fatalities linked to road accidents--the lowest figure recorded since 2010. Speed accounted for 35% of the fatalities in 2016 and 33% of serious injuries. The EU objective is for deaths not to exceed 16 by 2020.
The transport ministry is working with sectoral bodies including the police, prosecution, national road safety agency, as well as the justice ministry to introduce a raft of road safety measures.
Among those already introduced or ongoing are the installation of 20 fixed speed cameras in 2016 and a further four in 2017, a reform to the penalty points system for driving offences, improved security at pedestrian crossings and the removal of roadside obstacles.