DAMON HILL AGAINST 80MPH SPEED LIMIT
Ex-F1 driver says the proposal to increase speed limits on motorways "makes him shudder"
Hill. Driving too fast and too close to the car in front...
The retired racer refuses to accept any comparison between road and track driving, saying the former requires a “totally different state of mind” and that people simply don’t concentrate when on a motorway. An 80mph limit would only exacerbate the problems that arise from not paying attention, in his opinion.
Would restricting drivers to 55mph on motorways make driving on them less stressful? Will raising the limit to 80mph make the experience worse?
Damon Hill’s statement is certainly a bold one, but perhaps it would have been more appropriate to go down the route of calling for better driver training. After all, if we have to cater for the lowest common deominator, surely we should do all we can to raise the level of it?
Either way, don’t expect the debate to die down any time soon.