If you are travelling faster than 20mph in Croydon, chances are you are now breaking the law.

Around 80 per cent of Croydon had already been slowed down in parts of council's years long rollout to make the borough a 20mph zone.

Purley, Woodcote, Kenley, Coulsdon and Old Coulsdon, plus parts of Sanderstead and South Croydon were the only areas yet to be affected by the change.

But as of today (March 12) that has all changed, with Area 5 as it is known, going live.

Councillor Stuart King said the changes were part of an effort to make the roads safer for everybody.

“Slower speeds mean safer streets and a better environment for our residents," he said.

"So I am very proud that we have delivered on our council commitment to introduce this 20mph limit all across Croydon.”

The exceptions to the new 20mph limit in Area 5 that will remain at 30mph are private roads, Transport for London red routes and several Croydon A-roads which include Chipstead Valley Road, Godstone Road, Coulsdon Road, Plough Lane and Farthing Way.