NDM7355 Rebecca Evans (Gower)
To propose that the Senedd:
1. Welcomes the report of the Taskforce chaired by Phil Jones
setting out recommendations on how to change the default speed limit for
restricted roads in Wales to 20mph.
2. Notes the international research which demonstrates the
road safety benefits, including a reduction in child deaths, of reducing
default speed limits to 20mph.
3. Recognises the Welsh Government roll out of 20mph pilot
projects, as precursor to a default 20 mph speed limit across Wales, and the
future community benefits this will bring.
4. Supports the Welsh Government’s intention to commence
consultation on the proposed making of an order by statutory instrument (which
will require approval by a resolution of the Senedd) reducing the general speed
limit for restricted roads to 20 mph.
The Taskforce’s Report was
emailed to Members on 8 July 2020.
The following amendment has been tabled:
Amendment 1 - Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)
Add as new point at end of
Calls on the Welsh Government
to set out its proposals as part of the consultation to ensure that enforcement
agencies have the appropriate resources to respond to the proposed order.