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Road Safety Projects

The Vale of Glamorgan Council works to improve Road Safety at problem areas by designing crossing points, providing Safe Routes to schools and for communities.


Road safety aims to create a safer road environment for all road users. Investigations are carried out at sites throughout the Vale with a poor collision record to identify contributory factors that may be due to the highway environment. The analysis of collision data may result in road safety engineering schemes to be promoted, designed and installed to reduce the accidents in the future.

We offer a wide range of road safety auditing services to developers making alterations to the structure of the highway. The safety audit process ensures that any changes made to the highway are safe and will not increase risk to any road users.


If you are concerned about a stretch of road please contact us and we will investigate it.


Road safety signs and marking

Safe Routes in Communities

Safe Routes in Communities Schemes can include the provision of pedestrian central refuges, road narrowings, the enhancement of pavements and footpaths and the development of cycle routes and associated facilities such as cycle parking.


Local communities, schools and any other groups can submit Travel Plans to identify local problems both with road safety and sustainable travel.


A Travel Plan champion from the community puts a plan together and submits it to the road safety unit of the Council who then assess the Plan in accordance with any grant requirements.


The bids are assessed to form part of a Safe Routes in Communities bid to the Welsh Government.


New 20mph default speed legislation

Welsh Government are proposing to introduce a default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads in Wales from September 2023.


A restricted road is a road with streetlights no more than 200 yards apart, usually located in residential and built-up areas.


Once the new law comes into force, all restricted roads will default from 30mph to 20mph. This means that the maximum speed you can legally travel at on these roads will be 20mph.


There are some roads that will remain at 30mph. These roads will be signed in the same way that roads with higher speed limits are now.


Reducing the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph could see many benefits. These include:


  • More opportunities to walk and cycle in our communities
  • Helping to improve our health and wellbeing
  • Making our streets safer
  • Reducing road collisions; and
  • Safeguarding the environment for future generations


For further information please visit the links below:

The Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit) (Wales) Order 2022 (DRAFT)

Introducing 20mph speed limits: FAQ


Follow this link to a short film produced by Welsh Government to promote 20mph speed limits:

20mph is making communities not only safer, but happier in St Dogmael's