Welsh Government’s 20mph rollout across Wales
Nationwide rollout from 17 September 2023
20mph limits have been introduced in areas across Wales where people:
Parts of the road network that retain a 30mph speed limit have new signs installed.
Roads that have remained 30mph have been determined using an ‘exceptions’ process, based on criteria such as:
- lower density of housing
- absence of schools and hospitals
- other local factors
The Welsh Government is working closely with GoSafe and the Police to ensure that the new speed limits are respected and driver behaviour change is supported.
Frequently Asked Questions
Welsh Government have put together a list of frequently asked questions about the introduction of 20mph as the speed limit in residential areas.
You can find more information about the Welsh Government’s proposals on their website
- Map of roads affected by changes to the speed limit on restricted roads - DataMapWales
- Welsh Government leaflet - Introduction of 20mph speed limits
- Q&A: How will new Wales-wide 20mph speed limit law work? - BBC News
- Speed limit to be lowered to 20mph in Wales - BBC News
- Wales becomes UK's first nation with 20mph default speed limit - Wales Online
- Wales votes for 20mph default speed limit and it will be rolled out next year - North Wales Live (dailypost.co.uk)
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