Additional funds are being allocated to increased speed camera enforcement, to ensure compliance with the new default 20mph speed limit in built-up areas in Wales.

From this September, Wales will become the first country in the UK to introduce this default speed limit for roads, unless specific exemptions apply.

The upcoming changes will involve converting several thousand miles of roads with a speed limit of 30mph to a limit of 20mph, a decision that has received mixed reactions.

According to the Welsh Government, the cost of this change, estimated at £33m, will result in saving lives and expenses.

However, some people are worried about the potential economic consequences of this decision, and how local authorities will be able to afford the expenses involved in making these changes given the current financial challenges they face.

Additionally, the introduction of a 20mph limit for residential roads was previously tested in #Flintshire, specifically in Buckley, Mynydd Isa, Alltami, and New Brighton, and this sparked opposition in the form of petitions against the proposal.

Local councils are allowed to exercise their discretion and create exemptions to the new regulations in cases where they deem a 20mph speed limit to be unsuitable.

Recent disclosures have shown that additional funding is being allocated to ensure that the new speed limits are enforced.

Julie James, the Minister for Climate Change, has approved the allocation of supplementary funding to GoSafe with the aim of enhancing their ability to enforce the new 20mph default speed limit on restricted roads starting on September 17.

As of 2022/23, GoSafe has received an annual grant of £2,550,000. However, there has been no confirmation yet regarding the funding that will be allocated for 2023/24.