In a public notice where Bedford Borough Council make the proposal to raise the limit at Biddenham, it says "the proposed increase in speed limit is more suited to the environment and characteristics of the road."
It added: "Currently, drivers are overtaking any driver who is complying with the 30mph speed limit. The increase in speed limit from 30mph to 40mph will deter any dangerous overtaking and thus make the highway safer for all road users. All other speed limits will remain unchanged."
The proposal affects the A4280 Bromham Road near the junction with Day's Lane.
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A borough council spokesperson said “Biddenham Parish Council, supported by the local ward councillors, have requested that we consult on raising the speed limit in Bromham Road from 30mph to 40mph.
“This is a consultation and no formal decision has been taken to proceed with this change of speed limit. We therefore encourage anyone to send us their views on this proposed speed limit change before the closing date.”
You can view the proposal here