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Strong support for 20mph in Wales but ‘scepticism’ over behaviour change

18 October 2021
The first pilot scheme for the default 20mph speed limit in Wales was launched in St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, in June
The first pilot scheme for the default 20mph speed limit in Wales was launched in St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, in June
 

The Welsh Government has released results of research which found that 80% of adult respondents support making 20mph the default speed limit in built-up areas. However, the research uncovered “a great deal of scepticism over whether driver behaviour will change”.

Beaufort Research interviewed 1,002 people aged 16 and over across Wales last November. “When it was explained the Welsh Government was planning to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in residential communities...

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