July 20th, 2020
No Show This Year

Today should have been the first day of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show at the Showground in Builth Wells, but sadly due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the show, along with many other planned events throughout the country have been cancelled and the showground is silent and empty.


GoSafe would have been there alongside our colleagues from Fire & Rescue, Ambulance Service, RNLI, Blood Bikes and other emergency services organisations, ready to start a busy week of engagement with members of the public from all over Wales, the UK, Europe and beyond.


Last year we talked to hundreds, if not thousands of visitors about road safety. We answered questions on various aspects of road safety, busted some myths surrounding enforcement and speed cameras and asked people about their road safety concerns. The four days at the Showground gave us an invaluable opportunity to speak with all kinds of road users about road safety and gave us a unique insight into what people feared, wanted and questioned.


We may not be able to physically engage with the public this year, but for 2020 we are going digital!


Keep a check on our Twitter and Instagram accounts for a wide range of content and topics. We plan to run a number of polls to gage public perceptions, learn about what concerns people most about road safety and discover more about those that use the roads of Wales. We will be busting more myths and inaccurate perceptions and sharing behind the lens images and videos with you to show you exactly what goes on inside our vans and how our cameras work.


2020 hasn’t turned out to be the year we were expecting it to be, and as restrictions are eased we are finding ourselves living and travelling in a world where a new normal reigns over us. But, one element of the old normal which has continued throughout the lockdown and beyond the easing of it is road safety and the traffic laws which are there to keep all road users safe.


We all have a part to play in keeping our roads safe and contribute to our aim of reducing the casualties and fatalities on the roads of Wales. So, join us this week as we go digital, take part in our polls, ask questions and get involved.

Monday, 20 July 2020