Gov't mulls speed limit cut to 50 km/h within settlements across Ukraine

16:40, 26 July 2017
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The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry has approved a draft Cabinet resolution stipulating the reduction of a speed limit in Ukrainian settlements to 50 kilometers per hour, according to the press service of the State Road Agency of Ukraine, Ukravtodor.

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If passed, the regulation will oblige motorists to obey a 50 km/h speed limit within settlements instead of the currently enforced 60 km/h limit.

At the same time, the maximum allowed speed shall not exceed 60 km/h at night (from 23:00 to 6:00).

Read alsoRada passes bill on strategically important roads"The issue of road safety in Europe is among top priorities. Reducing the speed limit in settlements by only 10 km/h saves lives in road accidents in 90% of all cases," the press service quoted Ukravtodor CEO Slawomir Nowak as saying.

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