Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

The Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill was introduced by Mark Ruskell MSP on 21 September 2018.

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to reduce the general speed limit on restricted roads to 20 miles per hour; and for connected purposes.

SPICe Briefings

Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill 

Stage 1

The Committee agreed its approach to the Bill at Stage 1 on 7 November 2018.

The Committee took evidence on the Bill at the following meetings -

6 February 2019

20 February 2019

6 March 2019

20 March 2019

The Bill fell at Stage 1 when it was debated on 13 June.



31 October & 7 November Approach to Bill considered 
9 November 2018 Call for evidence launched 
28 January 2019
Call for evidence closes 
6 February 2019 Evidence with campaign groups and health experts
20 February 2019 Evidence with drivers and passengers group
6 March 2019 Evidence with local authorities and Scottish Government
20 March 2019 Evidence with Member in Charge


The call for evidence is now closed - no further submissions will be accepted.

Read the submissions received


Work by other Committees

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee considered the Bill on 23 October 2018 and published a report on the Bill.


The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on 31 May 2019.

The Committee received a response from the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity on 10 June 2019.

The Committee received a response to its report from Mark Ruskell on 12 June 2019.

The Committee also received a response from SCOTS on 12 June 2019.

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