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Netherlands plans lower speed limits at night

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Filed on November 14, 2019 | Last updated on November 14, 2019 at 01.57 pm
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New limit set to come next year.

Speed limits on roads in the Netherlands will be reduced at night in a bid to tackle an ongoing emission crisis, according to local media.

The current speed limit for Dutch roads sits at 130kmph. With the new measures, this will be brought down to 100kmph, the BBC reported. The new limit is set to come next year along with several other measures to combat the emissions problem. According to Dutch PM Mark Rutte, the measures are 'necessary'.

"No one likes this," Rutte told a news conference. "But there's really something bigger at stake. We have to stop the Netherlands from coming to a halt and jobs being lost unnecessarily."

Reducing the speed limit to 100kmph will make Netherlands the country with the lowest speed limit in Europe.


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