Safer urban roads with expansion of 20mph limit in Aberdeen

A consultation is to be held on the potential of hundreds more streets across Aberdeen becoming safer with the expansion of a 20mph speed limit into built-up areas. The Council’s Net Zero, Environment and Transport Committee today approved the move after a report to members said evidence shows that if you hit a pedestrian at […]

“Let’s work together to get the right speeds on the right roads,” says Skates

Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport, Ken Skates has visited the town of Buckley to listen to feedback from councillors about the local feeling around 20mph in and around the town. Joined by Flintshire’s Deputy Leader, Dave Hughes, and local councillors the Cabinet Secretary walked Liverpool Road, one of the main roads that has […]

20mph speed limits set to improve road safety in Westmorland and Furness

Community-backed 20mph speed limits are set to be introduced across Westmorland and Furness thanks to the council’s new road safety initiative.  The council is investing £300,000 of ringfenced funding to introduce 28, 20mph schemes which have been prioritised for delivery following approval at Locality Boards. Introducing 20mph speed limits in the correct places across the […]

RAC reaction as Welsh speed limits revert to 30mph

Reacting to the Welsh Government’s reversion of its 20mph speed limit on certain local roads, RAC road safety spokesperson Rod Dennis said: “This decision will please a great many drivers in Wales, but it’s a shame so many roads that should have always remained at 30mph were unnecessarily converted to 20mph. “More public money now […]

Wales: Transport Secretary outlines plan for targeted 20mph change

The Welsh Government will listen to the people of Wales and work with councils to deliver targeted change to the implementation of 20mph, Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates has said. In a speech outlining his transport priorities to the Senedd, the Cabinet Secretary pledged to put the voice of Welsh citizens at the heart of decision […]

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 […]


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