September 14th, 2020
Project EDWARD - Day 1

Today saw the start of Project EDWARD and colleagues from all four Welsh Police Forces have been out on the roads of Wales, enforcing the speed limits and traffic laws whilst raising awareness of road safety.


This week is aimed at raising awareness of our shared goal of making every day a day without a road death and how we can all play a part in reaching this goal.


This morning, we launched our brand new video, informing people how they can help make our roads safer. We all make choices when using the roads, choices which impact not only our own safety, but the safety of our passengers as well as other road users. The video includes messages from partners and colleagues from various organisations including Blood Bikes, British Horse Society, Wales Air Ambulance and many others. We all work tirelessly to make roads safer for everyone and to reduce the casualties and fatalities on our roads.


Casualty Reduction Officers have been out enforcing the speed limits at sites across Wales, like they do every day. We were pleased to be able to report that one of our officers recorded zero offences at two of the visited sites in 50mph limits at both Garthmyl and Refail in North Powys. Thank you to all the motorists who chose to drive within the speed limit, helping to keep the roads safe for everyone.


Gwent Police, along with colleagues from South Wales Fire & Rescue Service ran a socially distanced awareness event in Pill, Newport throughout today. They attended with a driver simulator and were joined by the collision investigation team who appeared on the BBC series, Crash Detectives, offering members of the public the opportunity to learn more about the work they do and to ask questions on road safety in general.


South Wales Police’s Roads Policing Unit pulled over several vehicles for various defects and offences, including speeding in a 30mph limit, a vehicle with tyre defects and another not displaying their braking lights. A well maintained and road legal vehicle is an essential element of road safety and something we all hold responsibility for.


When using the roads, think about your behaviour and attitude, and how your choices and actions could affect those around you. It is only by working together we can make our roads safer.


Yesterday… Today… Tomorrow… We want to see every day a day without a road death!

Monday, 14 September 2020