Speed Limits

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 20 October 2023.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to The Plan for Drivers, published 2 October 2023, what 20mph zones his Department expects to be affected by changes in guidance.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Local speed limits are a matter for local authorities, who have the power to set their speed limits.

While the government supports 20mph limits in the right places, we do not support them being set indiscriminately on all roads without due regard to the safety case and local support. We plan to review the current guidance to English authorities to ensure consistency on setting 20mph speed limits and to be clear about the factors that local authorities should consider when considering new 20mph schemes.

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