School travel and road safety education

20mph policy

Our policy is to restrict enforceable 20 mph limits to directly outside schools and on the key approaches to schools (with the exception of some historical established zones).

This is based on a number of reasons, including:

  • effectiveness diminishing due to overuse
  • greater number of sites becoming increasingly difficult to enforce
  • cost of implementation, as well as staff resources to undertake survey work/consultation beforehand
  • sign clutter becoming visually intrusive in residential areas

For more information on our policy on 20mph limits, contact the Road Safety team online.