Petition calls for sustainable safety measures designed into Britain's roads

If maximum speed for HGVs on roads is increased from 40 to 50mph, then the roads need to be made safe for all, says campaigner Mark Treasure

Sustainable safety principles need to be implemented on British roads, one petition is calling for.

The Department for Transport (DfT) recently proposed that the speed limit for HGVs on single carriageway roads will be raised from 40mph to 50mph to curb congestion and reduce dangerous overtaking.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.