November 23rd, 2020
20mph Enforcement Outside Primary School Campaign

Last week our 20mph Primary School Campaign kicked off across Wales, with Casualty Reduction Officers from all four Welsh police forces enforcing the 20mph speed limit outside primary school with the aim of encouraging compliance and keeping children and parents safe on the school run.  Our vans were deployed at school start and end of days on weekdays, to reinforce the message that we are there to keep children safe.


Over the course of last week we recorded several speeding offences, with some of the highest recorded including:


  • 42mph outside Cae’r Felin Community Primary School
  • 40mph outside Roseheyworth Millennium Primary School
  • 37mph outside Betws-Y-Coed Primary School
  • 35mph outside Tudno Primary School


In some of these incidents, motorists were travelling at double the legal speed limit. The 20mph limit is in place outside Primary Schools to keep some of the most vulnerable of our road users, children, safe as they walk or cycle to and from school. This minority of motorists put their lives at risk.


However, we were pleased to be able to report zero offences recorded at some of our sites across Wales, including at:


  • Borras Park Community Primary School, Wrexham
  • Bryn Community Primary School, Carmarthenshire


Thank you to the majority of motorists who played their part in keeping Welsh roads safe for everyone. Reporting zero offences is something we at GoSafe wish we could report more of, as zero offences means our presence is working in encouraging compliance with the speed limit and contributing to our shared aim of reducing casualties on our roads.


Teresa Ciano, GoSafe Partnership Manager said:


“Our 20mph Campaign outside Primary Schools across Wales has one key aim, which is to encourage compliance with the speed limit to keep children and parents safe as they walk to and from school.


We hope to continue to see the majority of motorists comply with the speed limit.


If you see our enforcement vans outside your local Primary School over the next week, know that we are in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason as we continue with our work of making roads safer for everyone.”



Monday, 23 November 2020