Speed limits are enforced by the Police. National speed limits are set by national law. We may vary the national speed limits subject to consultation. If you believe that traffic travels too fast along roads in your area, you can make a request to get the speed limit altered.
Speed limits and penalties
Visit the Directgov website to find out about speed limits for different types of roads and penalties for speeding.
How do get a speed limit altered?
If you would like a speed limit to be lowered, raised or extended write to:
Traffic and Transport Team
Place Based Services
P.O. Box 153
Your request will then be assessed against:
- The adopted Speed Management Policy.
- The Police view.
- The characteristics of the road - alignment, level of activity alongside the road, accident record and degree of severance caused to a community by the speed of vehicles.
If a change in the speed limit is needed then a new Speed Limit Order has to be made. This involves a lengthy statutory legal process.