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Wales votes to make 20mph the default urban limit

Plans to change the default speed limit for most urban roads in Wales from 30 to 20mph were supported by all the major political parties in the Welsh Parliament last week. Andrew Forster reports

24 July 2020

 

Wales looks likely to become the first part of the UK to make 20mph the default speed limit on restricted roads after the Welsh Parliament supported the idea last week.  

Assembly Members voted by 44 to five (with four abstentions) to support the Welsh Government’s proposal to consult on changing the default speed limit on restricted roads – roads with street lights at least every 200 yards (183 metres) – from 30mph to 20mph.  

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