Responding to the new threshold, Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport Minister, Natasha Asghar MS, called
She said: “For Labour’s Deputy Minister to continuously highlight safety as the primary reason for the blanket change, yet set the threshold for prosecution at 26mph sends a mixed message.
“This whole policy has been a disaster from start to finish, the lack of consultation, the poor advertising campaign and the public outcry leading to a petition amassing 150,000 signatures, all highlighting that the Labour Government simply don’t know what they’re doing.
“With the £33million spent on the initial rollout and the potential £9billion hit to the Welsh economy, once again Labour have created confusion and wasted Welsh taxpayers’ money.”
This is more than 15 times the number of signatures needed for the Petitions Committee to consider it for a debate in the Senedd.
It is also a record-breaking petition, with it crushing previous records on how many signatures a petition has received.
Natasha Asghar MS also commented on the petition, saying: “For more than 150,000 people to sign a petition within such a short space of time highlights the extent of public outrage towards Labour’s disastrous policy.
“Labour and Plaid Cymru have refused to listen to public opinion and are continuing to wage their anti-worker, anti-road and anti-motorist agenda.”
The Member of the Senedd for South East Wales said that Labour could still U-turn on their “disastrous rollout”.
She said this would deliver what Wales wants by scrapping the new 20mph speed limits across the country.
The petition has collected more than 150,000 signatures
She concluded, saying: “With little to no consultation from the public, the people of Wales are using this petition to send a clear message to Labour in Cardiff Bay – they have had enough of this socialist agenda and are tired of being dictated to.”