The 20’s Plenty for Us campaign is calling on the DfT to “modernise” signage rules relating to speed limits.
Specifically, the campaign is lobbying for repeater signs to only be required on roads where the limit is 30mph or above. 20’s Plenty says there are now 12 million people living in areas where “20mph is the agreed limit on lit streets”, and that repeater signs for 20mph limits is “a major cost”.
20’s Plenty is encouraging local authorities to write to Norman Baker, parliamentary under secretary of state, to ask him to change signage rules which it claims is currently stalling some areas from introducing 20mph limits.
The campaign group has drawn up a template letter to help local authorities demonstrate how much money could be saved on a 20mph roll-out if repeater signs were only required on roads that are exceptions – as is already the case for 40mph and 50mph limits.