Russian authorities mull cutting speed limit to 43 mph for beginner drivers
MOSCOW, March 23 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Interior Ministry announced on Monday that it proposed amending traffic regulations and cutting speed limit to 70 km/h (about 43 mph) for drivers with less than two years’ experience.
The amendments would also increase the speed limit for motorcycles and introduce the term “school bus.”
According to the statement, the speed limit for motorcycles outside populated areas would be increased from 90 km/h to 110 km/h, which is the speed limit for cars, and the speed limit for drivers who have held their driver’s license for less than two years would be 70 km/h on all roads.
The proposed term “school bus” would denote buses that carry general school students and that satisfy the requirements for these buses.
“School buses would also be able to use public transport-only lanes,” the statement reads.
The draft laws that include these amendments have been posted on the government’s website of planned legislation for public discussion.