News

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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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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15/07/2021

Free Caravan and Campervan Weight Check and Security Advice

Denbighshire Trading Standards will be offering free caravan and campervan weight checks and security advice.

In partnership with Conwy Trading Standards, residents who will be holidaying in a touring or motor caravan can have a free check to make sure you are not overloading your vehicle or caravan and putting yourself at risk.

During the sessions, an officer from North Wales Police’s Community Safety section will provide practical security advice to keep your car and caravan secure.

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20/05/2021

Drivers Reminded of Rhyl Traffic Order

Denbighshire County Council is urging drivers not to ignore an existing traffic order in place in Rhyl town centre.

Concerns have been raised over an increase in the number of vehicles using a route from the top of the High Street, into Sussex Street to join with Queens Street.

A traffic order covers this route, restricting access between 10am and 5pm for all vehicles.

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10/05/2021

Council Confirms Decision to Remove Traffic Lights

Monmouthshire County Council has confirmed that the traffic lights on Bridge Street in Usk will be removed today, Monday 10th May, allowing for the return to two-way traffic. The decision has come following a review of the traffic management system and feedback from businesses and residents.

As Wales now enters Alert Level 3 of its COVID plan, with schools and the majority of businesses having reopened, the short-term interventions introduced by the council in 2020 have been re-evaluated. When the measures were introduced last year, the COVID-19 case rates across the county were significantly higher and the vaccine roll out had not taken place. Now, with more vehicles on the roads through Usk once again, the council has taken a view that benefits of the temporary traffic measures are being negated by the issues experienced recently by motorists and businesses.

A spokesperson for the council said: “The easing of lockdown restrictions and the reopening of schools and businesses have resulted in increased traffic volumes in Usk and we have been aware of longer queue times and queue lengths along Bridge Street recently. We are concerned that with the increased traffic levels, the temporary lights are no longer operating effectively and have concluded that now is the right time to remove them. Although pollution levels remain well below trigger levels, we are also concerned that increased queue lengths could result in a potential impact on air quality, which we want to avoid.

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05/05/2021

New Speed Limits Set on Western Avenue (A48)

New speed limits are in place on Western Avenue (A48) to improve road safety and air quality on one of Cardiff's busiest roads.

A 30 mph limit - previously set at 40 mph - is now in place on Western Avenue in both directions between Ely Roundabout and Gabalfa Interchange.

Speed limits on the remaining stretch of Western Avenue have also been modified, with the following changes in place:

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15/04/2021

Latest Crackdown on Driving Offences in Newport

More than 40 drivers were reported for motoring offences as part of the latest phase of Operation Utah.

The multi-agency operation is designed to identify and tackle road users putting other motorists at risk – either by driving illegally or by driving vehicles not up to a safe standard.

The road safety operation took place on Friday, 9 April, at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) weighbridge and test site in Newport.

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22/03/2021

New 20mph Speed Limits to be Introduced in Newport

Newport City Council will begin introducing new 20mph speed limits across a number of residential streets.

The new speed limits will be introduced into streets across the following six wards:

  • Allt-yr-Yn
  • Bettws
  • Lliswerry
  • Malpas
  • Ringland
  • Victoria

It is hoped that, as well as increasing safety, the new speed limits will encourage more people to feel confident choosing sustainable travel options such as walking and cycling, which the council is also promoting through its active travel schemes.

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