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Speed Limits

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 70992, tabled on 25 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will require local highway authorities to conduct an annual review the effect of the introduction of 20 mile per hour speed limit zones on (a) road accidents and (b) traffic flows in those areas.

Answered on

28 October 2022

The Department for Transport does not have any plans to impose any new requirements on local traffic authorities. They are responsible for taking the decisions in respect to the speed limits on their roads, because they have the local knowledge making them the best placed to do so.

The Department for Transport issues non-mandatory guidance to English local authorities on setting speed limits, to assist their decision making. The guidance suggests that they keep their speed limits under review with changing circumstances.

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