The Highland Council in the UK will review speed limits on Scotland’s roads to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries caused by road accidents.

The Scottish Government said it wants to reduce the number of deaths on roads by 40% in the next ten years.

According to the government’s plan, a review of speed limits will be conducted on A and B roads by 2011.

There are nearly 1,500 miles of A and B class roads in the region where a 60mph maximum limit is currently applicable.

Highland officials have estimated that it will cost almost £100,000 ($151,983) to conduct the review as well as to buy speed measuring equipment to collect data from the roads.

The local authorities have not yet received any funding from the government to carry out the review work.