This section includes reports, guidance and evaluations to assist organisations, groups and individuals with an interest in road safety.
Welsh Government Information on 20mph Speed Limits
As part of the first phase of the 20mph rollout 8, settlements chose to take part and make their default speed lower. This interim monitoring report for phase 1 is based on data collected up until six months after the final trial area was implemented.
The new legislation will not apply a blanket speed limit on all roads, it will simply make the speed limit on restricted roads 20mph. Highway authorities have engaged with their local communities to decide which roads should remain at 30mph.
Information on why the Welsh Government is introducing a default 20mph speed limit from 17 September 2023.
The legislation was approved by the Senedd in July 2022.
Beaufort was commissioned by the Welsh Government to assess public attitudes and to provide baseline data for a public awareness campaign ahead of the legislative change.
The Welsh Government accepts all the Task Force Group recommendations for each of the categories: Legal and Policy, Exceptions, Enforcement, Engineering, Monitoring and evaluation.
This report has been prepared to support the Welsh Government’s plan to introduce a 20mph national default speed limit in 2022.
Welsh Government Guidance
Road Safety Framework for Wales
Covering the period 2013 - 2020
An outline of the road safety targets for Wales and plans on how these will be achieved by 2020.
Guidance to help local authorities to plan, design and deliver high quality walking and cycling routes across Wales.
The new strategy - the result of a major consultation over the last year - aims to encourage people out of their cars, with a new target for 45 per cent of journeys to be by sustainable means across Wales by 2045, up from 32 per cent currently.
A report on options to tackle pavement parking in Wales.
Welsh Government Engagement Approach for Low Carbon Delivery Plan 2. Also describes how this will be undertaken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Plan sets out the Welsh Government’s approach to cut emissions and increase efficiency in a way that maximises wider benefits for Wales, ensuring a fairer and healthier society.
Recommendations to improve the Road Safety Framework for Wales and progress made so far.
Advice on how learners should behave to have a safe journey when travelling to and from school.
WelTAG should be used in the development and appraisal of transport proposals promoted or funded by Welsh Government.
The Act sets out the approach for the sustainable management of natural resources in Wales, which will help to mitigate for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The Action Plan outlines what will be done in Wales to enable people to walk or cycle more.
Sreetwise is Cardiff Council's road safety initiative to educate those aged 10-13 about Road Safety issues surrounding transition to High School.
Evaluated by Brainbox Research for Dyfed-Powys Police, the Mature Driving Course aims to enable older drivers to make informed decisions about their driving future.
Monmouthshire County Council's evaluation presents the findings from the workshop ‘be bright be seen’ which, to date, has been delivered to 8 schools and over 500 children in Monmouthshire.
An evaluation undertaken by Pembrokeshire County Council and Swansea Council on Rider Safe, an initiative for new riders of low-powered motorcycles.
Report on the older driver scheme, delivered to drivers aged 65+ in Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.
Review of compulsory motorcycle enterprises in Wales, commissioned by the Welsh Government.
Analysis of the Pass Plus Cymru scheme delivered across Wales to novice drivers, commissioned by the Welsh Government.
A report by Road Safety Wales on the first year of the CRASH Card scheme in Wales.
South East Wales local authorities review of the monitoring and evaluation of Mega Drive.
Other Road Safety Guidance
This guide provides simple advice, based on the HSE’s approach of ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ and signposts to more detailed guidance. It is designed for organisations that may not have considered MORR previously and are unsure how to start.
Wales’s First “Future Generations Report” by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.