Campaign Results from North Wales Police
The All Wales Anti-Drink and Drug Drive Summer Campaign, which coincided with the month-long World Cup, resulted in 174 arrests in the North Wales Police force area. During the campaign period 109 drivers were arrested for drink driving with a further 65 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
Temporary Superintendent Paul Joyce of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Despite warnings, in just over four weeks, 174 motorists have been arrested in north Wales following a roadside breath or drugs test.
“Using the latest technology we are better equipped than ever to detect those who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you take that risk, it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught and put before the courts.
“I cannot stress enough th... More/Mwy
GWYNEDD COUNCIL INTRODUCES CAR CONTROL SESSIONS
Gwynedd Council already offer Pass Plus Cymru sessions which is a short, expert-led higher driving course designed for young people aged between 17 -25, and who have passed their driving test.
The course offers various techniques to their experience and develop driving techniques such as driving at night, on the motorway, through country lanes or busy towns.
Rhian Williams, Gwynedd Council’s Road Safety Manager, a member of the Gwynedd Road Safety Partnership, said:
“The Pass Plus Cymru scheme is a great way for young people to improve their driving skills and be less likely to injure themselves, their passengers or other road users in a road accident.
“Sadly, drivers in this age group are the m... More/Mwy
Road Safety lessons for school children
A special guest visited Ysgol Baladeulyn, Nantlle and Ysgol Talysarn, recently to help teach the pupils about road safety.
Year 1 and 2 pupils had the chance to meet the lovable road safety mascot Carys Ofalus, and they were also awarded with certificates and fluorescent bag for completing Kerbcraft sessions.
Shirley Wyn Williams from Gwynedd Council’s Transport and Countryside Service, said: “Kerbcraft is a national road safety plan which is aimed at teaching pupils aged between 5-7 year olds how to safely cross the road and helps young children to make the right decisions whilst integrating with traffic.
“We were very pleased to arrange this visit by Carys Ofalus and the children and teachers gave us a warm welcome.”
The Kerbcraft scheme is adminis... More/Mwy