The number of speeding offences has shot up as a result of introducing numerous 20 mph zones. Whilst it is most important that people do not drive fast in busy areas where there is a danger of children or adults stepping off pavements or otherwise coming into conflict with vehicles, the comprehensive and extensive use of these zones at all times of the day and night is unnecessarily restrictive, impeding deliveries, people getting to work and other essential journeys.
The Department for Transport has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (189129):
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what data his Department holds on the number of 20 mph speed limit zones in effect in England as of 13 June 2023. (189129)
Tabled on: 13 June 2023
Mr Richard Holden:
Local authorities have the power to set 20mph zones (which have traffic calming) and 20mph limits (which rely on signage).
No central record is kept of the number or length of 20mph zones and limits in England.
The answer was submitted on 19 Jun 2023 at 15:46.