Changing a speed limit

If you think a speed limit should be altered, please contact us to make an assessment.

We will take into consideration the:

  • accident history for the road
  • impact on vulnerable road users
  • effect on traffic flows
  • costs of implementation and enforcement

20mph limits and zones

Reducing the speed limit to 20mph improves safety for all road users whether they are walking, cycling or driving.

20mph limits used to be introduced as part of a ‘20mph zone’, including speed humps. Today, these are unpopular with emergency services and bus companies and due to environmental and noise issues. Recent changes to the law means 20mph speed limits can be introduced with just signage, with no need for humps or other physical features.