KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER
LANG: EN Cy
KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER
July 6th, 2020
ENFORCEMENT DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The strategic aim of GoSafe is to make people safer on Welsh roads by reducing casualties and saving lives.

 

Since March 23rd, 2020 Wales has been under lockdown measures and travel restrictions to protect the NHS and save lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Throughout the past 3 months, we’ve adapted our way of life and have become accustomed to the new normal of social distancing, wearing masks and working from home where we can.

 

Despite seeing a reduction of over 50% in the volume of traffic on Welsh roads, the road safety risks remained and enforcement of our sites is still key to our work of protecting the public and saving lives.

 

Throughout the lockdown, we have been enforcing the speed limits, red light offences, using a mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt across the road networks of Wales, keeping road users safe and reducing the pressure on the NHS and other public services. We continued with our “right place, right time, right reason” deployment strategy and listened to community concerns about speeding. New sites have been adopted and our Casualty Reduction Officers have worked passionately throughout lockdown to keep our roads safe.

 

With travel restrictions being eased in Wales, and the requirement to stay local being lifted as of July 6th, we will start to see a further increase in the volume of traffic on our roads. GoSafe will continue to be out enforcing and working hard to reduce collisions and casualties on our roads.

 

We all have a right to use the roads safely, and all have a part to play in keeping the roads safe.

 

Drive within the speed limit.

Don’t use your mobile phone.

Wear your seatbelt.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Drive to the conditions of the road.

 

The world may have changed, but the speed limit and road traffic laws have not.

 

 

Monday, 06 July 2020