Welsh Minister calls reduced speeds on 20mph roads a turning point

New preliminary 20mph data published today (Wednesday 21 February) suggests that speeds have reduced by an average of four miles per hour on main roads in Wales since the national rollout of the default 20mph speed limit. The data, which was collected by Transport for Wales, monitored millions of vehicles’ speeds in nine different communities […]

20mph violations in South Wales recorded, but action not yet taken

The Chief Constable of South Wales Police has confirmed that the force is still “working through the details” of its enforcement strategy. The limit across most residential roads was reduced to 20mph in September last year, and Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan has told ITV News the force has been “recording data but not taking enforcement […]

Messagemaker Displays launches new adaptive speed limit reminder sign

LED traffic solutions company Messagemaker Displays has released an Adaptive Speed Limit Reminder Sign, which can be changed easily to highlight the current legal limit to drivers. The company says it has developed the sign to future proof warnings as and when limits are changed from, say, 30 mph to 20, helping make any transition simple […]

Council launches Highland 20mph consultation

The Highland Council has launched a public consultation for a Highland-wide 20mph roll-out project and is looking for feedback from communities. 125 Highland settlements are part of the project which equates to around 610km of roads across the Highlands, 590km of which are on Local Authority Roads. This scheme is being fully funded by the […]

20mph opponents plan go slow protests

Protestors in Wales are planning a “National Convoy Day” on Saturday, driving to Cardiff to show their opposition to the new country-wide residential 20 mile per hour speed limit. The South Wales Argus reports the go-slow is being organised by a 57 year old from Cardiff, with convoys from Newtown, Magor Services, Pont Abraham Services […]

Welsh Conservatives take 20mph limit opposition to the streets

Conservative politicians in Wales have spent the weekend touring the country with digital billboards criticising the government’s decision to introduce a blanket 20mph limit in residential areas. It sent one “ad van” in the north from Wrexham to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, and another from Swansea to Caldicot in the south. The party has launched a petition against […]

Harper promises people “transport choice”

The Transport Secretary has told the Conservative Party Conference he will “give people choice to make their lives easier and not to force them to travel in a certain way, or at a certain time,” as he announced a “comprehensive plan for drivers.” Mark Harper told the audience in Manchester that in the UK, the […]

Harper suggests 20mph limits could make roads less safe

The Transport Secretary is warning that a blanket 20mph speed limit could put children at more risk on the roads. The Sun reports Mark Harper as saying that widespread use of a 20mph limit “damages the ability” for the zones to have an impact on roads where a lower speed is required for safety reasons […]

Sunak “to block” more 20mph limits as Wales opposition grows

The Prime Minister could block councils from introducing new 20mph zones as part of a “plan for motorists”. The Daily Telegraph reports Rishi Sunak will use his party’s conference in Manchester at the weekend to announce that he will scale back low-traffic neighbourhoods and make it easier for drivers to challenge parking fines as well […]

GoSafe reveals speeding threshold in Welsh 20mph zones

The Welsh road casualty reduction partnership GoSafe has revealed drivers will not be punished for driving above the new 20mph standard residential speed limit until they are caught driving at 26mph or more. The new lower limits were introduced across Wales on Sunday 17 September, with enforcement being introduced to support compliance. On its website […]

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