Road Safety: A Global Concern

Road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers globally, international data released by the World Health Organization reveals.

In 2015, more than 1.2 million adolescents died. Road injuries were to blame for about one in 10 of these deaths.

Most of the road fatalities involved males between the ages of 10 and 19.

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Gwent Police: Operation Liberal

Police forces and partner organisations throughout the UK have joined forces this week as part of Operation Liberal, a national campaign targeting rogue traders.

This is the 12th year that organisations, as part of a multi-agency campaign, have targeted rogue traders and highlight the dangers that consenting to have work carried out by cold callers can bring.

The last Rogue Trader Operation in 2016 saw nearly 300 people arrested, and nearly £3 million worth of property recovered and over 5,000 vehicles inspected nationally.

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A brand new event organised by Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue service, and supported by Road Safety Wales's Partners is due to take place on Saturday 3 June. 

Known as CRUZ CYMRU 2017, the day will start at 11.00 am and finish at 3.00 pm.  Entrance is totally FREE.

Held both indoors and outdoors at the Royal Welsh Showground, it will feature displays from Car Cruz clubs, motorcycle enthusiasts and much more. There will be live demonstrations by the Fire & Rescue Service throughout the day, along with trade stands and competitions for the best Show car, motorcycle and more.

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Seatbelt Campaign Results

Dyfed-Powys Police took the lead on the campaign, warning drivers they are risking their lives by not wearing belts, and cracking down on motorists and passengers who refuse to belt up.
Not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision even on short, familiar journeys and at low speeds. As a driver you are responsible for ensuring that passengers under the age of 14 are wearing a seatbelt, or using the correct child restraint for their height and age.

Although most road users are fully aware of the potential consequences of not wearing a seatbelt, police officers throughout Wales clamped down on those continuing to ignore the law and endangering all road users.

Assistant Chief Constable, Liane James, said:

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UN Global Road Safety Week 2017

Road safety teams are preparing for UN Global Road Safety Week 2017, which launches on 8 May and runs until 14 May.

This year the focus is on asking drivers to #SlowDown and is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety on 11 May 2011.

Global Road safety Week is organised by the UN Road Safety Collaboration, which was set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2004 to ‘discuss global road safety issues’ and ‘facilitate international cooperation and strengthen global and regional coordination among UN agencies’.

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Pedestrian and Young People Casualities 2015

The Welsh Government recently released bulletins detailing Pedestrian and Young People Casualties 2015.

Briefly, they show:


All pedestrian casualties

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