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Speed Limits

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL2628, tabled on 10 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what speed restrictions apply to cyclists in 20 mile per hour zones; and what is their policy on ensuring all road users observe speed limits, whatever their mode of transport.

Answered on

20 September 2021

Speed limits are designed for motor vehicles, and do not apply to cyclists.

Enforcement of speed limits is for the police. Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners are operationally independent and how roads policing is undertaken, and available resources are deployed, is the responsibility of individual chief officers, taking into account the specific local circumstances.