Assembly Members debate whether we should increase the number of 20mph zones in built-up areas. Campaigners say it could lead to fewer people being killed on our roads, as well as benefiting the environment.
The RAC caution that blanket 20 mph zones should not be introduced. Instead they say that the limits should only be put in place in accident black spots, busy urban sections and near schools.
It would be wholly inappropriate to introduce more 20 mph speed limits unless the conditions and traffic levels warranted it. There is a need to balance road safety considerations with the need to maintain the free flow of traffic in urban areas and common sense needs to be applied in each local situation to determine the appropriate speed limit.