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The M4 Motorway (Eastbound and Westbound Exit Slip Roads at Junction 33 (Capel Llanilltern), Cardiff) (40 MPH Speed Limit) Regulations 2018

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 612 (W. 117)

Road Traffic, Wales

The M4 Motorway (Eastbound and Westbound Exit Slip Roads at Junction 33 (Capel Llanilltern), Cardiff) (40 MPH Speed Limit) Regulations 2018

Made

17 May 2018

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

25 May 2018

Coming into force

18 June 2018

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 17(2), (3) and (3ZAA) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1), and after consultation with such representative bodies as were thought fit in accordance with section 134(2) of that Act, make the following Regulations.

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the M4 Motorway (Eastbound and Westbound Exit Slip Roads at Junction 33 (Capel Llanilltern), Cardiff) (40 MPH Speed Limit) Regulations 2018 and they come into force on 18 June 2018.

(2) In these Regulations, “the M4 motorway” (“traffordd yr M4”) means the M4 London to South Wales Motorway.

Imposition of a speed limit

2.  No person may drive a motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 40 miles per hour in the lengths of the M4 motorway specified in the Schedule.

Ken Skates

Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, one of the Welsh Ministers

17 May 2018

Regulation 2

SCHEDULELENGTHS OF THE M4 MOTORWAY

The following lengths of the M4 motorway at Junction 33 (Capel Llanilltern) in the City and County of Cardiff—

(a)the westbound exit slip road that extends from a point 275 metres east of its junction with the A4232 Capel Llanilltern roundabout to its junction with that roundabout; and

(b)the eastbound exit slip road that extends from a point 200 metres west of its junction with the A4232 Capel Llanilltern roundabout to its junction with that roundabout.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Welsh Ministers make these Regulations which impose a maximum speed limit of 40 miles per hour (instead of the general 70 miles per hour speed limit imposed on motorways by the Motorways Traffic (Speed Limit) Regulations 1974 (S.I. 1974/502)) on the lengths of the M4 motorway slip roads specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it is made for highway safety reasons and it has no impact on the costs of business.

(1)

1984 c. 27. Section 17(2) was amended by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22) Schedule 8, paragraph 28(3) and by the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40) Schedule 4, paragraph 25 and Schedule 8. Section 17(3ZAA) was inserted by the Wales Act 2017 (c. 4), section 26(2).

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