August 17th, 2020
Spotlight On Sites - Cwmgwili Village

If members of the public have concerns regarding speeding in their communities, they can let us know by filling in our Community Concern form on the GoSafe website. Our teams in all four Welsh Forces look at every concern raised and evaluate the suitability of every site for enforcement.


Cwmgwili Village in Carmarthenshire is one such enforcement site. This site was established at the start of 2020 due to concerns raised by the local community. It is a 30mph speed limit and one of our mobile enforcement sites.


A speed survey conducted in November 2019 had shown an average speed of 35.3mph with 79.2% travelling at speeds above the limit, 15% of vehicles travelling at speeds over 42mph and 7% at speeds over 45mph.


There had been two collisions resulting in slight injury, one of which was a child. At the speeds recorded it was fortunate that these were only minor injuries.


The village is used as access to the A48 from the surrounding area and vehicles enter the village from national speed limit areas at the village boundaries. Some vehicles fail to slow down and enter the village at speeds that are more suitable to the national speed limit areas.


There are a number of residential areas in the village, playgrounds, a village hall and a residential care home, resulting in a number of vulnerable road users travelling between these locations.


The high speeds recorded together with the potential hazards identified led to this site being adopted for enforcement.


Although the casualties, so far, have been minor it was decided that the potential for a serious collision was high. The site will be reassessed annually and it is hoped that further speed surveys will show a marked reduction in the number of speeding drivers through the village due to the presence of the camera vans.


We enforce in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason to make Welsh roads safer for everyone.

Monday, 17 August 2020