May 28th, 2020
Standing Up For Slowing Down

Over the past few months of lockdown, we have seen an increase in the level of speed those breaking the speed limits have been travelling at. Driving at even 1mph over the limit increases the risk of collision and injury, yet we have seen some cases of motorists driving at more than double the legal limit! This not only risks the lives of the motorists, but also of other road users around them.


Our Casualty Reduction Officers have been deployed to numerous locations over the last week and this is some of what we saw:


On the A55, Rhuallt Hill in North Wales, a vehicle was recorded travelling at 130mph in a 70mph speed limit.


A vehicle travelling along the overpass on the A48 near Pensarn, Carmarthenshire was recorded travelling at a speed of 100mph in a 70mph speed limit.


Driving between Junction 27 and 26 on the M4 in South Wales a vehicle was recorded at a speed of 100mph in a 70mph limit.


However, we have also seen fantastic examples of motorists complying with the speed limits and choosing to travel at safe speeds. We recorded zero speeding offences at several locations over the past week, including at:


  • High Street, Treorchy
  • A470, Aberfan
  • Thornhill Road, Cardiff
  • Heol Isaf, Radyr


Our most successful sites are those which record the LEAST amount of offences. So, thank you to the majority of road users who played their part in making our roads safer for everyone.


By complying with the speed limit and being aware of your surroundings you are standing up for slowing down and keeping your communities safe.


Please, continue to play your part in keeping our communities safe, to reduce the risk of collisions and injuries and reduce the pressure on our NHS. We enforce to ensure compliance with the speed limit.


Remember – the world may have changed, but the speed limits have not.

Thursday, 28 May 2020