Senate rejects higher speed limits on motorways
The upper house of the Czech parliament, the Senate, has rejected a proposal for the speed limit on certain stretches of motorway to be raised from 130 kilometres an hour to 150 kilometres an hour. The increase was suggested by the lower house. It was opposed by both the Minister of Transport and head of state, president Miloš Zeman, who said that it would cause more deaths and injuries and that he would block it. A proposal that police powers to breathalise cyclists for alcohol be taken away expect when an accident occurred was rejected by the Senate.