Motoring campaigners slam M1 60mph speed limit plan

Plans for a 60mph speed limit on parts of the M1 were revealed yesterday Credit: PA

Motoring campaigners have criticised plans to lower the speed limit on the M1 motorway between Junction 28 at Mansfield to Junction 35.

The Highways Agency is looking at bringing in a new 60 mph zone between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week - to cut emissions.

The RAC claim it could pave the way for lower speed limits across the country - and would be bad for business.