Setting Local Speed Limits: 20mph Speed Limits and Zones

  • Published: Department for Transport Circular 01/2013), 2013
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 07 Apr 2016
  • Last Update: 07 Apr 2016
  • Format: pdf


This revised guidance is aimed mainly at local traffic authorities who are responsible for setting speed limits on local roads. It has also been designed to help explain to everyone why and how local speed limits are determined.


DfT Guidance

Key Findings

Contains guidance on setting local speed limits and explains how local speed limits are set


Speed, guidance, local roads, speed limits


This circular has been revised following full public consultation in summer 2012. Further speed–related policy documents can be found on the link above.