Rural speed limits may be changed as new proposals suggest replacing 60mph roads


Ann Carruthers, chair of ADEPT’s transport and connectivity board, explained that, with budgets for LHAs having reduced “significantly”, road safety and speed management no longer have the “long-term certainty they have historically enjoyed”.

She added: “This has led to a marked reduction in consistency and approach across the country, with a particular issue for rural single carriageways and is why ADEPT are calling for a national strategy, properly funded and resourced.”

This comes just a month after the Welsh Government announced it would change most 30mph speed limits to 20mph.

The law change, which will come into force in April 2023, will see the national default speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets cut to 20mph.



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