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Guidelines for the Application of Special Speed Limits
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28 February 2011

The Road Traffic Act 2004 as amended by the Road Traffic Act 2010 requires that where Section 9 Guidelines are in force a county council or city council must have regard to them when making special speed limit bye-laws and that a special speed limit of 30 km/h, 40 km/h, 50 km/h, 60 km/h, 80 km/h, 100 km/h and 120 km/h must only be applied in accordance with the Guidelines.

The Guidelines and a circular letter are attached below.