Legal requirements for 30 MPH signs

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Dear Department for Transport,
I am a Parish Councillor and a 30 mph sign has been missing from the gateway to our village for almost 2 years and after persistent requests of our MBC we are advised by them that they are not required to replace it under the current law. There were 2 signs at the site which is on an A road (lorry designated) and now there is only the one - the road carries fast moving traffic that seem to ignore the speed limit in a village with no walkways. What is the law please?

Yours faithfully,
Steven W. Beasley
HX7 8QX
[mobile number removed]

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

A key piece of relevant legislation is The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/...

Schedule 10 deals with speed limit signs:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/...

You may also want to ask your local highways authority (the local council responsible for highways) for copies of the relevant "Traffic Regulation Orders" - the local laws which may set the speed limits in the area; the highways authority might have other relevant local policies too.

Department for Transport

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Dear Steven W. Beasley

Please find attached the response to your correspondence about 30 MPH road
signs.

Thank you,

Department for Transport
PO Correspondence
5/22 Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
LONDON
SW1P 4DR

http://www.dft.gov.uk/about/contact/

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