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Residents and Welsh Assembly Members are concerned that local requests to reduce speed limits will take too long to be addressed.

The Welsh Government is currently undertaking a review of speed limits looking at more than 600 areas across the country which have road saftey issues.

But the review is expected to take up to four years, which has left petitioners and Assembly Members concerned.

One lead petitioner, Cllr Rosemarie Chaffers-Jones, feels that the Speed Limit Review gives the Welsh Government “a good excuse to do nothing”.

Three petitions calling for high speed limits to be reduced in Welsh villages, will now be included in the Welsh Government review by the Petition’s Committee on May 15.

Cllr Chaffers-Jones, 74, of Blaenporth, created a speed reduction petition after a local woman died when she was hit by a car on the A487 road in the village in 2016.

“It is only a matter of time before we lose a child. It’s worrying because traffic increases through Blaenporth over Summer months.

“It will just get worse and worse,” Cllr Chaffers-Jones said.

She wants the road’s 60mph limit reduced to 40mph to protect young lives because school children cross the road to catch the school bus.

Conservative AM Janet Finch-Saunders said that road speed concerns heard by the Senedd Petition’s Committee this week are “the tip of the iceberg” and there will be “more and more” to follow.

Cllr Chaffers-Jones said that Ceredigion County council have not responded to her requests to lower the speed limit.

However, Cllr Chaffers-Jones fears that the Welsh Government’s review “will take years”.

Plaid Cymru AM Rhun ap Iowerth, requested written evidence from Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Transport Ken Skates that the review was not “completely nebulous”, during the Petition’s Committee.

In a letter to the Senedd Petition’s Committee, Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates conceded that the review will “take some time”.