Extra cash is being provided to pay for additional speed camera enforcement to police new 20mph default speed limit.
Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport Natasha Asghar MS said, “In addition to the £33 million cost of the Welsh Government’s 20mph zone vanity project, it has now been revealed that additional funding will be provided to enforce this new speed limit.
“Many people will be wondering why this extra money isn’t going on repairing potholes.
“This will prove once again to be a waste of Welsh taxpayer’s money, with the government’s claim that it would make roads safer, already debunked by a study from Queen’s University Belfast and Edinburgh University, and the University of Cambridge which has found that reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph has had ‘little impact’ on road safety.
“As with every Labour policy, the cost outlined is never the final figure. The taxpayer’s money for this pet project would be better spent on public services that are in crucial need of extra funding, to support the public in more direct ways like reducing waiting times in our Welsh NHS.”