20 mph speed limits but a blanket roll-out is quite frankly ludicrous the WelshGovernment has admitted this will have a negative cost of £4.54bn to the Welsh economy
Today (Tuesday 12th) the Senedd will vote on the Restricted Roads Order, which would impose reduced speed limits in built-up areas across the whole of Wales from 30mph to 20mph.
Commenting, Welsh Shadow Minister for Transport, Natasha Ashgar MS, said:
“The Welsh Conservatives are not against introducing 20mph speed limits outside schools, playgrounds, places of worship and high streets, but a blanket roll-out is quite frankly ludicrous.
“It’s extraordinary that that the Labour Government has admitted this will have a negative cost of £4.54bn to the Welsh economy – is this appropriate at a time when the Labour Government should be focused on tackling the big issues at hand such as the cost-of-living? I don’t think it is, and I am sure residents across the country will be thinking the exact same.
“This is yet another diktat imposed by Labour from Cardiff Bay.
“Speed limits like this should be decided by councils in their local areas, not top-down by Labour ministers. Let’s give local people the power over their communities, the very people who know their roads best.”