That's my thinking too, i'll admit to traveling 85 at times, though more to keep with the flow of traffic, as you say making the limit 85 would then make 100 look 'acceptable'.Has anyone actually been given an FPN for doing 85 on the motorway?
I think that because there is an unofficial limit higher than the posted one the authorities don't see the need to increase it.
I guess people want the official limit to rise to 85 do they can get away with around 100??
Remember it is a speed LIMIT, not a minimum speed.Most classics simply couldn't cope with an increased limit on busy congested motorways where people are trying to push along. Add to this group, Van drivers, lorry driver's, some MPV's, etc and you soon realise there are actually a number of vehicles that would struggle with increased speeds. Large vans for example are restricted to 55 mph. My classic isn't bad and is good for 80-85, but most people do this anyway, and it's a problem when trying to overtake slow moving vans only to be blocked into the first lane by most of the traffic which is doing 90!