A COUPLE of protest convoys have been arranged in Denbighshire and Conwy to highlight opposition to Wales’ new 20mph speed limits.

These convoys, both starting at 1.30pm on Saturday, April 27, have been arranged as a motion goes before the Senedd calling for Welsh Government to reverse the policy.

In Conwy, the convoy will set off from West Shore car park in Llandudno, before heading to the town’s promenade, then through to Penrhyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea, Old Colwyn, Llanddulas, Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Mochdre, Llandudno Junction, and Deganwy.

It will then finish by returning to West Shore car park.


Protest takes place in Rhuddlan in opposition to 20mph speed limits

The Denbighshire route will begin at Morrisons car park in Rhyl, before driving through Prestatyn, Meliden, Rhuddlan, St Asaph, Denbigh and Ruthin.

Both events have been organised by 20mph opposition groups set up for each county.

From September 17, 2023, most roads in Wales that had 30mph speed limits became 20mph, with then-First Minister, Mark Drakeford, insistent that it will reduce crashes and save lives.

Hundreds of thousands of people also signed a petition urging Welsh Government to scrap the new blanket 20mph speed limit, meanwhile.

The convoys also follow a protest in Rhuddlan on April 13 by “Denbighshire says no to default 20mph” – the same group which has organised the Denbighshire convoy.

This was attended by roughly 15 people.

Numerous new 20mph speed limit signs in Denbighshire have also been defaced with graffiti since it came into effect last September.

Previously, Rhuddlan protest organiser Sarah Jones told the Journal: “I understand it in certain places, like outside schools and hospitals – I don’t think most people have a problem with that.

“But personally, I’ve been driving for a long time, and I think I know how to manage road conditions, and I think most drivers are intelligent enough to know how to drive.

“I think it’s leading to driver frustration and aggression, more than anything. I was driving along one 20mph road, and the driver behind me was practically trying to join me in the back seat.”