Can the 20mph speed limit work for motorists?

With the recent announcement that Wales is imposing a 20mph speed limit on most urbanroads, many motorists are concerned that this will lead to further congestion and longerjourneys. A petition against the move submitted to the Welsh Senedd has become the mostsigned petition in its history, garnering over 466,000 signatures. And with other parts of […]

New report recommends buses in Wales should be exempt from 20mph default speed limit

A new report has recommended that buses in Wales’ cities should be exempt from the 20mph default speed limit in order to make public transport more competitive compared to driving a car. The ‘Fare outcomes – Understanding Transport in Wales’s Cities’ report form the Centre for Cities looked at the Welsh Government’s goal 45% of journeys being made by […]

Highland Council to raise some 20mph limits back to 30mph

Highland Council has started a review of 20mph limits introduced to its roads on a trial basis earlier this year. The authority said several routes would return to their original 30mph speed limit from the start of next year. Highland Council is taking part in a Transport Scotland pilot project ahead of a planned national […]

Petition against 20mph limits in Wales breaks records

A petition opposing the new 20mph default speed limit in Wales has had a record-breaking number of signatures. With more than 244,000 signatures by Tuesday evening, the petition asks the Welsh government to “rescind and remove the disastrous 20mph law”, according to the BBC. It comes after Wales became the first country in the UK to […]

Children across Wales welcome new 20s speed limit on walk to school

There was a different look and feel for children on their trips to school this morning following the introduction of the new 20 mph speed limit. On 17 September Wales became the first UK nation to introduce a new default 20mph speed limit on most residential roads across the country.  This change is expected to […]

First large-scale study shows success of 20mph speed limit across Scottish Borders

A study by Edinburgh Napier University has shown that the rollout of 20mph speed limits across the Scottish Borders has reduced average speeds by 3mph. With previous research showing that there is an average 4% reduction in collisions with each 1mph reduction in average speed on rural roads, the study demonstrates the significant knock-on effect […]

New 20mph speed limit in Bridgend aims to boost road safety

As communities across Wales prepare for the introduction of a new 20mph speed limit on 17 September, Bridgend County Borough Council has revealed which local roads the authority believes should feature exemptions from the change. Part of a Welsh Government initiative to improve road safety across Wales, the speed limit change is designed to reduce […]

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