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Welsh Government Supports a Default 20mph Limit for Residential Areas

During yesterday's First Minister's Questions, Mr Drakeford announced that speed limits of 20mph could be introduced in all residential areas in Wales.

Explaining the Welsh Government’s position, he continued, "Local authorities have to have the discretion to retain 30mph zones on key arterial routes, but outside that, and in residential areas, we know that 20mph zones reduce speed of traffic, reduce accidents - particularly accidents to children, and we want to see that become the default position right across Wales."

Working with the WLGA, the body which represents local authorities in Wales, Deputy Transport Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee-Waters will explore what needs to happen to make 20mph a default limit across Wales.