Following the implementation of the first phase of the rural 20 mph speed limits through a number of villages in the Authority in 2014/2015, a second phase is now planned for roll-out into a number of other villages, as follows:-

  • Hinton Charterhouse
  • Pensford
  • Timsbury
  • Whitchurch
  • Compton Dando

Bath & North East Somerset Council has one of the best records in the country for road accidents, due partly to investment in measures like pedestrian crossings and the safety education programmes we have in place with local schools.

By introducing 20 mph speed limits on local streets we are improving road safety even further.  National independant statistics back this up - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents estimates that a pedestrian has a ninety per cent chance of surviving being hit by a car travelling at 20 mph. This falls to a fifty per cent chance at 30 mph and to a ten per cent at 40 mph.

The drawings in the links at the side provide information on the extend of the speed limits and form part of the statutory consultation process, the dates of which will be published shortly.

Should you wish to know any further information please email or write to us at the following address:-

Bath & North East Somerset Council
(20 mph speed limits - Rural Areas)
Highways & Traffic
Civic Centre
1 Market Walk
BS31 1FS



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