A Welsh Government Minister has refused to rule out more speed limit reductions on major roads after fighting off an opposition bid to scrap the 20mph default limit beginning Sunday.
After losing the vote to Labour and Plaid Cymru members in the Senedd, Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport Minister Natasha Asghar, MS said, “Labour and Plaid Cymru refused to listen to public opinion, I sought clarification that the Deputy Minister would not make the blanket 20mph speed limit the first of many speed limit changes planned by the Labour Government.
“The Deputy Minister was challenged three times in the chamber on an email I have received from Wrexham council, addressing further speed limit changes on the horizon, with 40mph, 50mph and national speed limits being reviewed. However, as expected he completely ignored the question every time.
“This is deeply concerning going forward as we already know Labour are bringing in road charging, it seems they will continue to wage their anti-worker, anti-road and anti-motorist agenda.”
There are proposals to impose a 50mph limit on the dual carriageway linking Carmarthen and St Clears where there have been a number of accidents and fatalities resulting from vehicles negotiating the crossing in the road at major junctions.
After spending millions of pounds improving the Heads of the Valleys Road around Ebbw Vale, Welsh Government imposed a 50mph limit on the overdue project.