Shropshire Star

'Insane' Welsh 20mph speed limit is 'taking toll on tourism' – claims

First Minister Mark Drakeford’s “insane” 20mph speed limit is already taking its toll on the Welsh economy - with hotel guests cancelling bookings.

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Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford

He has remained defiant and pledged there will be no u-turn in the face of a massive online petition with 411,000 signatures against the default restriction on roads across Wales – some online critics accusing him of “arrogance.”

His law has caused tailbacks, turning motorists into “Sunday drivers” with some sticking to the limit by going even slower than 20mph, and has led to bouts of road rage.

But the road safety measure is hurting the economy, too – as predicted - with hoteliers at Llandudno reporting cancelled bookings and long-term visitors vowing never to return to Wales.