June 3rd, 2020
Speed System Supporting Compliance In Cardiff


Work has been progressing over the last few years to upgrade speed enforcement systems in Cardiff.


Over the last few months, with the country in lockdown, traffic volumes may have fallen but on roads across the country we’ve seen a large increase in the level of speed those breaking the speed limits were travelling at.


Following the installation period for the cameras and equipment, GoSafe along with our partners in Cardiff City Council are now ready to bring the system into operation and these will be going live this week following a rigorous period of testing and staff training.


These sites include, amongst others: 

  • Pentwyn Road
  • Northern Ave/Pantmawr Rd
  • Clare Rd/Penarth Rd


These sites have been identified by Cardiff City Council as those which would have a road safety benefit following the introduction of speed cameras.  


Training in the final phase of the installation of the new system was delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. But, after discussing alternative means of training with the training providers we have now been able to overcome that barrier by delivering the necessary training through assisted online training whilst our staff continue to observe social distancing.


Teresa Ciano, GoSafe Partnership Manager said:


“These systems have been introduced as part of a major investment to improve road safety in these locations. With the cameras going live in the very near future we hope to see more compliance with the speed limits which will make the roads safer for all who use them.”


A few weeks ago saw the start of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Speeding Campaign and with higher speeds being recorded on roads across Wales, there couldn’t be a better time to initiate a new system to better encourage compliance with the speed limit.


Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport at Cardiff Council said:


“We have recently started a speed awareness campaign across the city to ask people to reduce their speed and drive with extra care and attention. With people trying to keep apart from each other, and an increase in new cyclists it is essential that we all take extra care. VMS signs on key routes into Cardiff have been updated with a range of safety messages and temporary traffic signs have also been put up across the city and our clear message to all motorists is please slow down, take extra care and drive responsibly.”


All speed enforcement camera sites are carefully selected and adhere to strict criteria; all serve to reduce speeding and collisions with the most successful cameras being the ones that record the LEAST amount of offences.

Wednesday, 03 June 2020