Ask to change the speed limit
Since the end of the countywide review, which was carried out between 2002 and 2012. There is no longer any funding for changes to speed limits . The cost of such schemes needs to be met directly by the local community:
- Parish/Town Council
- local source
- Local Area Forum Local Priorities budget
Anyone requesting a speed limit change will need to gain support from their local parish/town council. The local council then applies for the speed limit change, there is a fee to cover the work required.
The cost of a new speed limit varies and depends on how complex the changes are.
20mph speed limits
In January 2013 the Department for Transport issued revised speed limit guidance, which includes new advice on 20mph speed limits. The police should not be expected to keep speeds within the limit.
There are 2 ways to create 20mph roads-a 20mph traffic calmed zone, or a signed 20mph speed limit.
For more advice can be seen at: Department for Transport 01/2013.