A prominent police chief has admitted his police force has yet to crack down on drivers breaking the new 20mph speed limit. Wales became the first country in the UK to introduce the cap in September.

The issue proved controversial across Wales, with many motorists and politicians complaining that the limit should have been kept at 30mph. After the limit was changed, the Welsh government said it had adopted an “education-based” approach to penalizing drivers for speeding.

According to GoSafe Cymru, the Welsh Road Accident Reduction Association, has issued 95 fines across Wales since the start of November, but it is not known how many of these were for breaking the new 20mph speed limit. You can receive WalesOnline’s latest newsletters straight to your inbox for free by signing up here.

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Enforcement was reintroduced at the beginning of November on roads that already had a speed limit of 32 km/h before September 17, when the new limit came into force. And from December 17th, all roads, including the new 32km/h limit, will be subject to enforcement.

However, South Wales Police Chief Jeremy Vaughan told ITV News that his police “recorded data but did not take any enforcement action”, adding that a different approach would be taken in the new year and that police were still “remained”. in the data analysis process”, as the new speed limit was officially introduced on September 17th.

“Our job is to take enforcement action whenever and wherever necessary,” Vaughan said. “So in some circumstances, people will see that by 2024 we will try to do this in the most appropriate way.” He was asked the exact speed at which he would be fined in 32 km/h zones and said: “For the rest of traffic legislation it is usually 10% plus two. But of course we are still working out the details because the 1920s is more recent legislation.”

GoSafe Cymru said its aim is to improve road safety, not “catching people”, and that enforcement takes place where there is a risk of harm to drivers and the public.