28th September 2021

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24-Hour Road Safety Operation catches over 300 drivers

Over 300 drivers have been caught speeding during a 24-hour Road Safety Operation.

332 cases of excessive speed were among the offences identified by GoSafe, Dyfed-Powys Police and Community Speed Watch schemes across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys during Project Edward last week.

Thursday [21 September] marked the second annual TISPOL Project Edward – European Day Without A Road Death.

On average 70 people die on roads across Europe each day. The aim of Project Edward is to drive a lasting reduction in road deaths by encouraging all road users to reflect on their behaviour and attitude.

Sgt. Ian Price, Dyfed-Powys Police GoSafe Regional Coordinator, said: “GoSafe Cymru led the campaign, supported by Dyfed-Powys Police. Despite receiving 11 reports of road traffic collisions across the force, thankfully none resulted in life changing or life threatening injuries, or fatalities.”

The results of action across the force:

• 332 excessive speed offences;

• 3 arrests for drug driving;

• 1 arrest for driving while disqualified;

• 24 mobile phone offences;

• 32 seat belt offences;

• 18 Construction and Use offences; and

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• 31 vehicles seized for no insurance/no tax/no driving licence.

Carmarthenshire

The road safety team visited four schools to deliver Kerb Craft to Infant and Junior school aged children.

Ceredigion

Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) and the Roads Policing Unit, working closely with the Fire Service gave college students the opportunity to experience a virtual fatal road traffic collision, under the Revolutions Initiative. Community Speed Watch sessions ran across the county.

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire NPTs supported Community Speed Watch teams across the county.

Search #ProjectEDWARD on Twitter to see highlights.

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