Motor sport on closed public roads in Wales is moving closer after it became legal in the rest of mainland Britain from today.
Every Road Traffic Act suspension or amendment necessary to permit competing vehicles to travel above the speed limits on mainland roads has required an Act of Parliament but now it’s been streamlined.
From today, local authorities will be permitted to suspend the Road Traffic Act for authorised motorsport events on roads in their jurisdiction. The matter will no longer have to go to Parliament but there will still be stiff safety requirements on the part of clubs and organisers.
There have previously been events on closed roads in Birmingham after a failed bid was launched for an event in Cardiff in the 1970s. Welsh Government controls roads’ policies in Wales and will have to approve its own legislation.