January 19th, 2021
The Fatal Five


Today sees the launch of The Fatal Five Campaign across all four Police forces in Wales and our Casualty Reduction Officers will be continuing their work of enforcing speed limits at sites across Wales. The Fatal Five are the main contributors to fatal road collisions on the roads of Wales.


“Road Deaths caused by the Fatal Five cause devastating consequences; not only on those involved in the collision, but also on the wider circle of family and friends. They are all choices and if everyone chose to drive safely, to make safety a choice not a chance, then we could see less tragedy on our roads”


Teresa Ciano, GoSafe Partnership Manager


In 2019, 1,193 people were killed or seriously injured in collisions on the roads of Wales. GoSafe’s strategic aim is to make Welsh roads safer and to reduce injuries and fatalities on the roads of Wales. Speeding, using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt, driving without due care and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can all lead to fatal and serious collisions.


On a daily basis, GoSafe Casualty Reduction Officers target three of the Fatal Five elements. By encouraging compliance with the speed limit, wearing your seatbelt and not using your mobile phone whilst driving we work daily to make our roads safer. By driving safely not only will you be contributing to the safety of our roads but you will also avoid receiving any kind of fine or penalty.  If you witness dangerous driving and capture a digital image, you can also report that to us via Operation SNAP


In 2019 a total of 60,073 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) were issued to drivers for speeding with a further 3,872 FPN issued for non-wearing of seatbelts. These are little things which could make a big difference to your safety and the safety of others on our roads.


By supporting the Fatal Five Campaign, and raising awareness of how a change in behaviour and attitude can lead to a safer journey for all road users, our aim is to encourage more motorists, of all ages, to make the safe choice and help make our roads safer for everyone.


The Fatal Five campaign will be launched by the Dyfed-Powys Police & Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn on the PCC’s Facebook Page at 5:00pm:


“I am committed to ensuring we identify ways of reducing these statistics and the associated terrible human cost.  I am determined to work with colleagues from all four Police Forces in Wales as well as key partners such as GoSafe to achieve a correct blend of education, enforcement, and campaigns to make our roads safer.”


Dafydd Llywelyn, Dyfed-Powys Police & Crime Commissioner

Tuesday, 19 January 2021