Wales implements its new national 20mph speed limit in restricted areas from 17 September, as motoring organisations warn drivers not to rely on their sat-navs for speed limit guidance.
The law change means 20mph will be the default speed limit in any built up area where street lights are closer than 184m (200 yards) apart, unless local authorities have applied for exceptions where 20mph is deemed inappropriate. 
The Welsh Labour government is behind the change, with First Minister, Mark Drakeford telling the BBC that increased journey times for drivers was not an “unfair bargain” as he claimed the measure would save 10 lives in Wales every year. The Welsh government believes the new national limit for roads in built-up areas will reduce collisions, noise, pollution, and also encourage more citizens to cycle and walk.

Read Article

UK Expands National 20 MPH Speed Limit

About the Author