Why Wales could lower the speed limit to 20mph - The Evesham Observer

Why Wales could lower the speed limit to 20mph

Evesham Editorial 12th Jul, 2022   0

WALES is set to become the first nation in Great Britain to impose a nationwide 20mph speed limit in a bid to get residents to swap their cars for bikes or public transport.

If approved by the Welsh Senedd, the limit would apply on restricted roads, in residential areas and busy pedestrian streets where streetlights are less than 200 yards apart.

Anyone caught speeding after its expected introduction in 2023 could face a minimum £100 fine and three penalty points.

Scotland is considering legislation which could see it follow suit in 2025.

Stephen Edwards, chief executive of Living Streets, who advocate a walking-based approach to travel, said: “This would be life-changing legislation because slower speeds will improve the places where we live, work and go to school.


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