These proposals haven't gone away - they're out to consultation. The open consultation finishes on Tuesday 14th July, so if you have an opinion, you still have a few days to respond.
The Times reported on 25th June that Deaths on UK roads fall to record low.
Lord Adonis, the Transport Minister, says that "Britain now jointly has the safest roads of any major nation in the world".
I agree that every road death is unnecessary, but I disagree with the speed limit proposals. These will have a huge set-up and operating cost, and will restrict mobility outside built-up areas by increasing journey times at all times of day and night.
Some better approaches would be