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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Framework for Island wide speed limit

​The Comite des Connetables has agreed a framework against which speed limits will be reviewed and standardised across the Island. We want Jersey’s roads to be enjoyed by everyone.

Managing the speed of traffic helps other road users feel safer and encourages people to walk and cycle. This is especially important for those travelling to and from school.

Speed limits are set according to a framework that provides consistency across our Island. We are in the process of reviewing all speed limits across the Island against this framework.

​Speed limit
​40 miles per hour

​The all-Island maximum speed limit is 40mph, or 30mph for vehicles over 3.5T or towing a trailer

​30 miles per hour

​All roads in the urban or built up area should be subject to a 30mph speed limit, with extensions into rural areas where appropriate

​20 miles per hour

  • ​Village centres, typically where people might be walking between a church, a Parish Hall, a shop or a pub, for example, should be 20mph
  • Tourist bays where pedestrian and cycle movements are likely to be high should be 20mph
  • Part-time 20mph zones may be signed around schools, at times when children are present

​15 miles per hour

​Green Lanes have a 15mph speed limit. Motorised vehicles should give priority to pedestrians, cyclists, and horses at all times

Framework for Speed Limits printable leaflet

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