This short film, explaining the joint working between the Police and Paramedics in mid-Wales, was recently presented at the TISPOL Conference in Manchester.
The joint working initiative, led by Sgt Owen Dillon of Dyfed Powys Police and Carl Powell of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST), pairs a police officer with a paramedic. When called to a road traffic collision the paramedic is able to advise the Ambulance Service about the number of ambulances required, deliver immediate treatment to casualties and frees up the police officer to safely manage the scene.
Filmed over the May Bank Holiday weekend, it gives a flavour of a day during Op Darwen, which looks to engage and educate motorcyclists, enforcing where necessary.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has installed a new safe crossing point at Treforest Industrial Estate, following a significant joint investment with the University of South Wales (USW).
The £150,000 project has seen a toucan crossing introduced at Main Avenue (A4054), located between the USW Sports Park and Powys Road junctions. It provides a safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists on the main road through the industrial estate, with Treforest Estate Railway Station nearby.
Following the installation of the new traffic signal controlled pedestrian crossing, the traffic signals were commissioned on Tuesday, October 3, and are now fully operational.
Residents in Milford Haven have done their bit to help with a Dyfed-Powys Police road safety operation.
More than 300 speeders were caught in a 24-hour campaign last week, held to mark the second annual TISPOL Project Edward – European Day Without a Road Death.
A total of 332 cases of excessive speed were among the offences identified by GoSafe, Dyfed-Powys Police and Community Speed Watch schemes across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys during Project Edward on Thursday, September 21.
Learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (13 August 2017).
The law change will be active from 2018, when learners will be allowed on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual control car. This will provide a broader range of real life experiences and better prepare learners for independent driving when they pass their test.
Currently learners cannot drive on a motorway until after they have passed their test. This means the first experience of motorway driving for many is as a new driver without the guidance of a driving instructor or the safety of a dual control car.
As the summer holidays are approaching, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is urging drivers to make sure their trailers, caravans and horseboxes are safe and legal.
The DVSA #TowSafe4Freddie campaign was launched in November last year and has been calling on drivers using a trailer to perform basic safety checks following the tragic death of 3-year-old Freddie Hussey.
Freddie was walking with his mother in Bedminster, Bristol, when a two-tonne trailer became detached from a Land Rover. The trailer mounted the kerb before hitting Freddie.
All four Welsh police forces will use a week-long enforcement campaign to highlight the ‘importance of sticking to the speed limit’ - particularly where the limit is 20mph.
The enforcement week, which got underway on Monday 26 Junehas been organised by the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, Go Safe, as part of its #20mphrule outside school campaign. It is supported by the Welsh Government.
In South Wales, police officers will be working to educate and enforce 20mph limits - especially around schools and other areas of community interest.