Edgmond residents have praised a move to scrap national speed limits along small roads in the village.
All roads off the B5062 have been capped at 30mph with new signs installed this week after residents, police and parish councillors joined forces.
The move should see an end to mass confusion in the village with some roads previously changing from national speed limit to 30mph at the turn of a bend.
Police complained that enforcing the law on roads where speed limits changed so dramatically was proving difficult, while drivers caught speeding were claiming they were getting mixed signals.
“It’s a brilliant move,” said Edgmond resident David Hobbs. “One minute it was 30mph, then it was 60mph and drivers just didn’t know where they were.
“Nobody will have any excuse now and we can all travel at a sensible speed.”
Resident Paul Taylor added: “A lot of people speed on Longwithy Lane and Stockyard. The students take the blame for it, but it’s parents rushing to drop their children off at school as well.
“This is a really positive move and I just hope they can enforce it now.”
Councillor Paul Canning, chairman of Edgmond Parish Council, said that had been fighting for a blanket 30mph limit for years.
He said: “In the Parish Plan and at PACT (Partners And Communities Together) meetings speeding has shown to be a priority for people.
“The problem has been people using the village as a short cut. We have quite a few people speeding when they come off the B5062 and historically it has been difficult to police with the different speed limits.”
Also backing the move is Sergeant Chris Munro, from Newport Police Station, who said the blanket 30mph will mean no more excuses for drivers who are caught flouting the limit.
A spokesman for Telford & Wrekin Council confirmed the new signs are in place and the blanket limit is in force with immediate effect.
By Sean Wozencroft