Plans for 20mph speed limit in residential areas in Wales backed by Senedd
Plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on residential streets in Wales have passed the first hurdle.
Lee Waters, the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, set up a task force last year to look at changing the default 30mph limit.
A report published today cites “overwhelming evidence” that lower speeds result in fewer collisions and a reduction in serious injuries.
The proposals have now passed an initial vote in the Senedd with 45 votes for, six against and two abstentions.
Mr Waters said the Welsh Government planned to implement the change by 2023.
A consultation will need to take place on the changes before a further vote to implement them in full.
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