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Big fall in casualties and collisions in Wales since launch of default 20mph limit

Rhodri Clark
19 June 2024
St Dogmaels was among the first pilot settlements in Wales to trial a 20mph speed limit throughout the whole village
St Dogmaels was among the first pilot settlements in Wales to trial a 20mph speed limit throughout the whole village
 

There has been a 32% drop in casualties on restricted roads in Wales since the introduction of the 20mph default speed limit in September 2023. Data for the first full quarter reveals that these are the lowest figures for road casualties on record for Welsh roads with 20mph and 30mph limits, excepting the Covid-19 period when traffic volumes were low.

Separate evidence from insurer esure shows a 20% fall in claims from Welsh drivers in the last quarter of 2023 – a period of the year...

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