News

04/08/2021

Views on Walking and Cycling Routes Needed

People living in Neath Port Talbot are being asked for their views on both existing and planned walking and cycling (Active Travel) routes in the county borough during a 12-week consultation period.

The consultation follows an earlier walking and cycling consultation which took place from November 27th, 2020 to January 15th this year with a total of 2,642 contributions received and 1,040 people responding.

The council has carefully considered all the comments and combined this public opinion together with other relevant information to produce a draft Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) for each of the designated settlements in the area.

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03/08/2021

Urging Motorists to Respect the Rules and Keep Gwynedd's Communities Safe

Gwynedd Council and North Wales Police are once again working together to tackle problems associated with illegal and irresponsible parking.

With an unprecedented number of people choosing to visit Gwynedd, irresponsible parking in some of the county's major destinations is a cause for concern.

Officers have been specifically targeting parking these areas to help keep the area safe for all road users.

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30/07/2021

New Highway Code to Make Active Travel Safer and Easier

New changes to the Highway Code, including putting pedestrians at the top of a new “road user hierarchy”, have been announced by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.

The proposed changes, which are due to receive parliamentary approval in the autumn, will also give pedestrians priority at zebra crossings and junctions as well as raising further awareness about the dangers of speeding.

The DfT has announced that in order to build on the active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic and to enhance safety for cyclists and pedestrians, the new version of the Highway will include updates on:

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29/07/2021

Stand Up For Slowing Down

Inappropriate speed contributes to around 11% of all injury collisions reported to the police, with 15% of those collisions resulting in a serious injury and 24% resulting in fatalities.

On the 26th July, the National Police Chief Council (NPCC) Speed Campaign began across the UK, with GoSafe and the four Welsh Police Forces participating in both engaging with the public about the risks of speeding and enforcing the speed limits on the roads of Wales.

In 2019, 60,073 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) were issued in Wales to drivers/riders for speeding.

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28/07/2021

Suspected Drink Driver Tracked for Two Miles by Police Dog

A suspected drink driver was arrested after a police dog tracked him for two miles along a cycle path.

Dyfed-Powys Police dog Storm and his handler PC Mike Barnsley located the driver following a collision on the B4343 between Bont and Tregaron on Sunday, 25 July.

Officers had attended the scene of the collision, discovering that a car had hit a tree and overturned – however, the driver was not present.

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27/07/2021

See it, Snap it, Send it!

Members of the public can now submit evidence of anti-social driving, owing to the work of Gwent Police and the safety camera partnership, GoSafe.

Through the existing scheme, Operation SNAP, road users have been able to submit evidence of dangerous driving recorded on dashcams. Now, members of the public will also be able to send footage of anti-social road use directly to the police.

Footage can be submitted from many different sources including mobile phones, CCTV and other recording devices.

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26/07/2021

Free Bus Travel in Swansea

Everyone can travel for free by bus around Swansea throughout the summer.

Swansea Council is funding the initiative to support families and boost retail, leisure and tourism as Swansea emerges from lockdown.

It will also help reduce emissions and congestion by encouraging people onto buses rather than using their car every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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22/07/2021

Wishing You Could Have Stayed in Bed a Bit Longer Today?

After some miserable weather to start the year, the sunshine and warmer days have been welcomed by most people!

However, for those spending most of the day at home or those who don’t have the luxury of air conditioning in their workplace, the heat can be exhausting. Coupled with higher temperatures at night making it difficult to sleep for the past few days, some people may be unaware of the risks of driving while tried. 

A driver or rider who has fallen asleep cannot brake or swerve so unfortunately collisions tend to involve high speed impacts, often resulting in death or serious injury.

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21/07/2021

Several Drink and Drug Drive Arrests Over the Weekend

A woman who was over three times the drink drive limit and who will appear before court next month was among several drink and drug drive arrests made by the North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit over the weekend.

The 39-year-old from Manchester was stopped on the A55 at St Asaph shortly after 6pm on Friday evening after an emergency call had been made to the Control Room telling officers she had been seen drinking in a bar nearby.

An officer stopped her on the eastbound carriageway where she was breathalysed. She failed the roadside breath test and was arrested and taken to police custody where she provided a further reading of 124mg – the legal limit is 35mg per 100 ml of breath.

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20/07/2021

Operation SNAP Submitters Portal Goes Live

GoSafe has launched a brand new Operation SNAP Submitters Portal.

The webpage will allow members of the public who submit footage via Operation SNAP to access updates on the outcome of their submissions, as well as be informed on the retention requirements of the original footage they submitted.

Since 2017, members of the public have been submitting footage of dangerous and careless driving they have witnessed on the roads of Wales to the Police via Operation SNAP.

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