Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Road Safety Roadshows

Residents in Powys have the opportunity later this month to meet a team which works hard to ensure that the county’s roads are safe for everyone.

Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit will be at supermarkets in Brecon, Llandrindod Wells and Ystradgynlais to provide road safety advice or answer any queries residents may have.

The Unit constantly works towards achieving national and local targets for reducing collisions and casualties on Powys’ roads through education, training and publicity.

Cllr Gwilym Evans, Board Member for Road Safety, said: “Ensuring that our roads are safe for everyone is an important aim and our Road Safety Unit is at the forefront of many successful initiatives which residents may not know about.

“Our roadshows are a great opportunity to meet members of the Unit and showcase the vital work we do to reduce the number of collisions and casualties that occur on our roads.”

As part of their work, the Road Safety Team provides education and/or training for road users, including:

- In Car Safety – including child car seats - Child pedestrian training - Cycle training - Walking and cycling to school - Primary and secondary school education - Pre-driver training - Young driver training - Mature driver training - Motorcyclist’s assessments

Sarah Morris, the council’s Senior Road Safety Officer said: “Not only will we be able to discuss some of the initiatives we’re involved in, we will be on hand to give residents safety advice on anti drink and drug driving, mobile phones, winter driving, night driving, seatbelts, driving for work, fatigue, hazard perception, or any other road safety queries you may have.”

Residents can visit members of the Road Safety Unit at the following locations between 10am-4pm:

Morrisons Supermarket, Brecon – Wednesday 28 October Somerfield Supermarket, Llandrindod Wells – Friday 30 October Co-Op, Ystradgynlais – Wednesday 4 November


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