READERS have been getting in touch to share their views on the incoming speed limit change for Wales.

From this Sunday (September 17), most 30mph speed limits up and down the country are changing to 20mph.

This is, according to the Welsh Government, to 'keep our communities safer and improve quality of life'.

In the lead up to the introduction of Welsh Government’s new legislation for 20mph speed limits, eight communities across Wales were selected for the first phase of the national programme. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As part of this Phase One Settlement Scheme, 20mph speed restrictions were introduced in Buckley, Mynydd Isa, New Brighton, Drury, Burntwood, Bryn y Baal and Alltami on February 28, 2022.

And, although generally in favour of 20mph on residential estates and around schools, hundreds of residents expressed concerns about its introduction on main roads and streets.

This week, residents across the country will be receiving leaflets detailing what the 20mph speed limit plans mean for Wales.

Many have been getting in touch with the Leader to share their views on why they think the 20mph speed limits will be both a positive and a negative thing for Wales.


Jennifer Jones from Wrexham said: "I am worried that we were never really asked and even the people who were asked were against it. I also find the blanket coverage so wrong. The A525 is looking to be made 20 in one area. It is going to be a nightmare."

Jenny Williams, also from Wrexham, told us: "As a motorcyclist, I will be stuck in first gear and weaving to avoid potholes as usual."

Sallyanne Lyth said: "I'm a private carer with 14 clients all in Connah's Quay, with traffic like it is now I'm running late now and again. Once it changes, I may have to end a care package just to allow extra time throughout the day, I think it's ridiculous."

Bernie Eygenhuysen, from Wrexham, said: "As a multi drop rigid wagon driver, I have to work to timings on deliveries. Wagons are already limited to 50 on A class roads except when it's a dual carriageway when we're limited to 60 but wagons only get up to 56-58 as manufacturers speed limit the engines, so again our job made harder as well as using lower gears pushing out more fumes. I thought they wanted less fumes."

Nik Cartledge, from Connah's Quay, wrote: "I think it’s going to cause road rage! It’s just a stupid idea. They want to look at other ways to help not by that!".

Tony Bishop, who lives in Saltney, said: "Since the road was resurfaced on Englefield Avenue, it's now called 'speedo road'. Nightmare it is. If anyone does 20mph down here it will be a miracle."

Others were more in favour of the incoming change to the speed limit.

Tracey Scourfield said: "As a parent I'm happy children can be safer whilst walking to school rather than moaning it's going to take me an extra few minutes to drive."

Steve Williams said: "Safer when you have children walking around and mum with newborns in their prams, some clowns just want to put their foot down just about anywhere!"

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