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18/06/2024

Celebrating an incredible 50 years of dedicated service

Pentyrch Primary School celebrated a remarkable milestone recently, as Hazel Davies marked 50 years of service as a School Crossing Patrol.

Known for her motto, "Safe Journey Home" Hazel has dedicated her life to ensuring the safety of children and their families on the roads and, regardless of the weather, she has become a consistent and reassuring presence at the school.

During her time as a Cardiff Council School Crossing Patrol, Hazel has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her services and her commitment and inspirational spirit have made her a beloved figure in the community. She has educated generations on road safety and has even inspired her daughter and husband, John to take up the role.

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14/06/2024

EURO 2024: Give Drink Driving the red card

On average 39 people are convicted of alcohol related driving offences every week in Wales.

Ahead of the first game at #EURO2024, Road Safety Wales is reminding people to plan ahead if they intend to drink alcohol.

If you are drinking alcohol, please make arrangements to get home, before you go out. Save the number of a local taxi in your phone, find out times of public transport or arrange a lift with someone sober. Just remember that if you’re asking a sober family member or friend to come and pick you up late at night or in the early hours of the morning, please be aware that they may be too tired to drive – fatigue can be a contributory factor in up to 20% of collisions.

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13/06/2024

NPAS aircraft joins Op Darwen patrols

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce motorcycle-related deaths and serious injuries on the roads of North Wales officers from the Roads Crime Unit held a special operation over the weekend using the NPAS (National Police Air Service) fixed wing aircraft.

Officers in marked and unmarked cars targeted the A494, A5 and A487 in the Gwynedd South area on Sunday, 9 June, roads which feature in KSI (killed or seriously injured) statistics in the area.

Temporary Sergeant Leigh McCann of the Roads Crime Unit said: “The aircraft was useful in locating and directing officers on the ground to areas where motorcycles were seen being ridden in an anti-social manner.

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10/06/2024

National Blood Donor Week

Monday 10 June marks the beginning of National Blood Donor Week.

National Blood Donor Week is a week where awareness is raised of the lifesaving importance of blood donation to encourage those who have never donated to give it a go.

These donations play a vital role in saving lives each day by supporting a range of treatments, from helping recovering accident victims and patients with blood cancers to supporting mothers and new-born babies during childbirth. The Welsh Blood Service supports 19 hospitals across the country and relies on donations from blood, platelet and bone marrow donors to support patients in need.

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06/06/2024

Written Statement: Police Recorded Road Collisions

Ken Skates MS, Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport

New road collision data published today shows that casualties have reduced on roads since the introduction of the new 20mph speed limits in September last year.

The data, which provides the total number of casualties in police recorded collisions, shows that in the last quarter of 2023 (October – December) road casualties on 20mph and 30mph roads reduced by 218, from 681 in 2022 to 463 in 2023.

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24/05/2024

Bank Holiday: Plans for a group ride with friends?

Planning a bank holiday ride out this weekend? Motorcycling alone is great but riding out with a group of friends can take it to a whole new level.

Learning to look out for every member of the group will help bikers enjoy it even more. For those new to group riding it’s easy to get pushed into riding beyond your ability or experience. To help avoid this, Wales By Bike recommends riding with people you trust; real friends will respect your skill level and will ride accordingly.

If you're an experienced rider and a new rider joins your group, be responsible and encourage the group to look after them. Novices welcome the support of fellow bikers in becoming more experienced in group riding, without being pushed too hard to keep up.

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24/05/2024

20mph Review Team Final Report

Written Statement: 20mph Review Team Final Report
Ken States, MS, Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport

Today, I am pleased to publish the final report from the Welsh Government-appointed review team, which has evaluated the Exceptions Guidance for the default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads in Wales.

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22/05/2024

The Great Bank Holiday Escape

Soon many of us will be heading off for a bank holiday or half term break. In the days before, it’s a good idea to check your vehicle to minimise the risk of a breakdown.

Road Safety Wales recommends using the P.O.W.D.E.R. check which consists of:

Petrol: have you got enough fuel or charge to comfortably complete your journey?
Oil: check the engine oil and brake fluid levels, making sure there are no leaks
Water: check that the coolant and windscreen washer reservoirs are at the correct level
Damage: look for damage, including the windscreen, and check the condition of your wiper blades
Electrics: are all the lights working? Are there any warning lights on the dashboard?
Rubber: check tyre pressures, tread depth and look for any damage, including the spare wheel.

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21/05/2024

Extra funding for road improvements in Swansea

Roads in Swansea affected by cold and wet weather during the recent winter months are set to be improved. Swansea Council has approved an additional investment of £600,000 to tackle repairs on even more roads across the city.

The extra funding will be split equally between the council's current Small Resurfacing Scheme (SRS) and its main carriageway resurfacing programme.

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13/05/2024

Give feedback on roads with a 20mph speed limit

The Welsh Government has published details of how to get in contact with your local authority to provide feedback about 20mph speed limits.

The Welsh Government has provided the following update:

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