Watch your Speed – New Limits are Introduced in Ceredigion
Following the completion of a review of speed limits on county roads, Ceredigion County Council is introducing changes to speed limits at a total of over 80 locations within Ceredigion.
The review made use of current Welsh Government guidance and criteria used by the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership. The changes are intended to improve road safety and reduce the number of casualties on roads within the county, by ensuring that speed limits are appropriate and make sense to drivers.
Speed limits are designed to balance the needs of all road users and take into consideration the potential for over-restriction to lead to driver frustration and a decrease in road safety. Many of the changes are in line with requests from local communities, and all have been subject to statutory consultation.
Councillor Alun Williams, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Assets, Transport and Carbon Management, said: “I’m very pleased to see these speed limit changes, many of which have been requested by local residents, especially around schools. Evidence conclusively shows that lower speeds reduce accidents and injuries, which is why I asked the department to prioritise this work. It’s probably no exaggeration to say that, in years to come, there will be people alive and in good health who would not have been but for these changes.”
The changes are being introduced in two rounds. The first of which is due to come into force on Wednesday 19 October, and includes the introduction of lower limits covering eight schools, three sections of Class A and B rural roads, and residential areas near central Aberystwyth. The speed limit on one section of Class B rural road will be increased.
Full details can be viewed online here.