HMRC seek power to break legal speed limit

HMRC have submitted a request to be on a revised list of emergency services allowed to break the legal speed limit.

HMRC say they want the government to grant it the special powers for when it is engaged in the covert surveillance of organised crime.

The Department for Transport has issued a three month consultation on the proposal to allow speed limit exemptions to be extended to services beyond the three core emergency services of police, fire and ambulance services.