October 23rd, 2020
GoSafe Enforcement During The Two Week Lockdown

During the last National lockdown, despite a reduction of over 70% in the volume of traffic we saw on our roads, we witnessed a dramatic increase in the level of speed those breaking the speed limits were recorded travelling at.


GoSafe continued to enforce at key sites throughout the long lockdown, encouraging compliance with the speed limits, reacting to community concerns and always being in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason.


As of 6pm on Friday 23rd October, Wales will enter its second National lockdown, with Government guidance advising people to stay home to help stop the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. Over the course of the next two weeks all non-essential shops, tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants, cafes and community buildings will be closed with people encouraged to work from home if they can and to only socialise with their own households.


As per Government guidelines our Community Speed Watch volunteers will cease all monitoring activity for the duration of the fire breaker lockdown for their safety and the safety of their communities. Their speed monitoring activities will recommence after the two week period comes to an end.


GoSafe will continue with the important work of keeping our roads safe for all essential travel and key workers by enforcing the speed limits and other road traffic laws. If you see our mobile cameras in your communities, rest assured they are there for the sole reason of keeping all road users safe and to encourage compliance which will reduce the risk of collision and injury, meaning less strain put onto our NHS during this essential period of lockdown.


The next two weeks will demand a lot from us all as we isolate, work from home and restrain from visiting loved ones. But, together we will come through it, if we all play our part.


So, if you do travel on the roads of Wales over the next few weeks, be safe, be aware, drive to the conditions of the road and remember, we are enforcing in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason. 

Friday, 23 October 2020