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Welsh government consults on closed roads


The Welsh Government has launched its consultation on adopting the closed-road motorsport legislation that commenced in England on 10 April. To view the consultation document, click here.

The Motor Racing Regulations consultation document states: ‘This consultation is about proposals to bring into force Regulations that would specify those motor sport governing bodies which are authorised to issue permits under section 12B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (“the RTA”) for the purpose of motor racing on public highways in Wales. Section 12B(6) of the RTA requires the Welsh Ministers to list the motor sports governing bodies authorised to issue permits for the purposes of section 12B.’

The document asks five questions and has a closing date of 29 August 2017.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “As the governing body we urge Wales to adopt the closed-roads legislation already introduced in England. This would further enhance the country’s reputation as a world-leading motorsport venue, known in particular for hosting the types of events that would benefit most from this new development.

“We strongly encourage all those in the Welsh motorsport community to respond to this consultation and to share it far and wide to maximise the response. Strong and positive feedback will deliver a clear message to the Welsh Government that this is a great opportunity to boost a proud part of the country’s sporting heritage.”

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