July 22nd, 2021
Let’s Take Care of Each Other On The Roads

Everyone has the right to use the roads safely and confidently and we all have a part to play to make sure all road users can do so. Be patient when approaching a horse rider or as you overtake a cyclists. Take a few extra seconds to look again before exiting a junction, motorcyclists can appear further away than they are due to their size. Always expect the unexpected and be aware of your surroundings.


Cyclists, horse riders, motorcyclists, pedestrians – all these road users are classed as vulnerable road users. Unlike a car or a van, these road users have nothing surrounding them to offer protection against a collision or accident. Even a small or minor collision could result in serious or life threatening injuries for any of these road users.


Let’s take care of each other on the roads and whenever and wherever you drive, remember to:


  • Watch your speed
  • Expect to encounter different road users
  • Be patient. Give others time and room
  • Be ready for others to make mistakes
  • Concentrate on your driving
  • Never drive and use a mobile phone. You can easily be distracted from concentrating on the road


Teresa Ciano, GoSafe Partnership Manager said:


“By making the safe choice when on the road, and by doing the little things like wearing a seatbelt on every journey, not using your mobile phone and by adhering to the legal speed limits we can all make a difference to our own safety as well as the safety of other road users.


GoSafe work tirelessly and passionately to reduce casualties on the roads of Wales, not only by enforcing the speed limits and other road traffic laws; but by advocating for and educating all road users on road safety. But, we cannot do this alone, and every road user in Wales can play their part.”


As well as standing up for slowing down and making the safe choice when travelling on the roads, there are other ways you can get involved with road safety. Share our social media posts, start a conversation with your friends and family, educate your children and get involved with our campaigns.


There are also Community Speed Watch volunteers active in communities across Wales, and you can get involved by joining an established group or see if you can set up your own group in your local community. Find out more about this scheme here.

So, play your part and let’s take care of each other on the roads of Wales.

Thursday, 22 July 2021