Operation Red Mana

South Wales Police has seized off-road vehicles as part of Operation Red Mana.

The Ely neighbourhood team were joined by officers from the Roads Policing Unit and the anti-social off-road team, and Cardiff Council at the weekend to tackle off-road bikes riding in an anti-social manner in Cardiff.

The riders were reported in the Ely and Rumney areas and as a result, four off-road vehicles were seized.

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Almost 100 vehicles stopped during latest operation to tackle motoring offences

As part of the two-week national campaign to raise awareness around the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and to tackle those who put road users and pedestrians at risk, Gwent Police hosted two road safety operations in Newport last week.

Operation Utah is designed to identify and tackle motorists putting others at risk – either by driving illegally or by driving vehicles not up to a safe standard.

The latest Utah operations took place on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 August at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) weighbridge and test site at Newport’s Coldra roundabout.

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Promoting safer driving behaviour around horses

Road Safety Wales is highlighting the vulnerability of horses and their riders through a campaign which reminds drivers of their responsibilities when sharing road space with equestrian road users.

From the initiative’s beginning in Carmarthenshire, the new campaign posters, aligned to the latest Highway Code, have now been made available to all 22 Local Authorities in Wales.

Teresa Ciano, Chair of the partnership said, “Road Safety Wales is grateful to Carmarthenshire County Council for instigating a driver awareness campaign which can now be implemented across Wales, with the support of the Welsh Government.

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Operation launched to target off-road bikes causing a nuisance and danger

Officers have launched an operation to target off-road bikes being used dangerously following an increase in recent reports in Flintshire North.

Some riders have failed to stop for officers, with reports of off-road bikes being driven dangerously on pavements and through side streets.

It has also been reported youths have been seen riding off-road bikes in the Connah’s Quay and Shotton areas, with young people as passengers - both with no helmets or protective equipment.

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Gwent Police joins national campaign to put brakes on drink/drug driving

"Never get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” That’s the message Gwent Police’s officers are delivering during a two-week operation focusing on road safety.

Gwent Police continues to take a strong stance against those who choose to put others at risk by driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Officers are joining Welsh forces and GoSafe during a national campaign to raise awareness around the dangers of driving under the influence, and are targeting motorists who put others at risk by committing one of the ‘Fatal Five’ – drink and drug driving, excessive speed, distracted driving, driving while not wearing a seatbelt or using a mobile phone at the wheel.

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Road safety operation on the Llŷn Peninsula

A road safety operation, held on the Llŷn Peninsula earlier this month saw several tickets being issued for seatbelt offences.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit stopped and spoke to several motorists in the Abersoch, Pwllheli and Morfa Bychan areas as part of ongoing efforts to improve road safety.

The operation, saw officers carry out vehicle and driver checks whereby 30 TORs (Traffic Offence Reports) were given to drivers who were caught driving without a seatbelts. Other tickets were handed out for defective lights, defective tyres and driving whilst using a mobile phone and for having no number plates displayed. Checks were also carried out on caravans being towed in the area.

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Council presses ahead with road safety plans for schools

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is to press ahead with plans to make road safety changes on the highway at two primary schools with the agreement of local residents.

Concerns had been raised about safety at St Mary’s Catholic and Caedraw Primary schools due to the number of cars parking on pavements on a road that has access-only restrictions.

Proposals to create a better highway environment include providing an ‘on road’ cycle lane, prohibition of waiting, loading and unloading at any time, and the addition of ‘school keep clear’ notices, as well as maintaining the existing parking for taxis.

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Council funds bicycle travel for Vale school

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has invested £10k purchasing bicycles and equipment for a Vale school to help encourage active travel.

The funding, which comes from the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Fund Grant has been used to purchase 15 bikes, bike locks, helmets and a storage container for Whitmore Highschool.

The bikes will be used for travelling to and from sports events, lessons, field trips and training. The bikes may also be loaned and used by teachers and pupils to get to and from school.

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