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10/10/2017

Road Safety Is A Top Priority For Derwendeg Primary School

Pupils from Derwendeg Primary School recently took part in a road safety event, as well as overseeing the installation of a new 20MPH zone outside the school.

Members of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Road Safety Team were joined by Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Sustainability, who awarded a trophy to the class who travel most sustainably to school.

Competition was fierce, with the majority of children in the school choosing to walk or cycle, with the winning class having 85% of children travelling to school in this way. The competition will now be held every term.

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10/10/2017

Police and Paramedics Joint Working Initiative

This short film, explaining the joint working between the Police and Paramedics in mid-Wales, was recently presented at the TISPOL Conference in Manchester.

The joint working initiative, led by Sgt Owen Dillon of Dyfed Powys Police and Carl Powell of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST), pairs a police officer with a paramedic.  When called to a road traffic collision the paramedic is able to advise the Ambulance Service about the number of ambulances required, deliver immediate treatment to casualties and frees up the police officer to safely manage the scene.

Filmed over the May Bank Holiday weekend, it gives a flavour of a day during Op Darwen, which looks to engage and educate motorcyclists, enforcing where necessary.

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09/10/2017

New Safe Crossing Point Installed at Treforest Industrial Estate

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has installed a new safe crossing point at Treforest Industrial Estate, following a significant joint investment with the University of South Wales (USW).

The £150,000 project has seen a toucan crossing introduced at Main Avenue (A4054), located between the USW Sports Park and Powys Road junctions. It provides a safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists on the main road through the industrial estate, with Treforest Estate Railway Station nearby.

Following the installation of the new traffic signal controlled pedestrian crossing, the traffic signals were commissioned on Tuesday, October 3, and are now fully operational.

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04/10/2017

Tyre Safety Month Quiz

October is Tyre Safety Month and TyreSafe, together with Road Safety Wales, is raising awareness on the importance of regular maintenance checks and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.

Motorists are being given the chance to demonstrate their tyre safety knowledge by taking part in the unique TyreSafe Test

Hosted on the tyresafe.org website, the quiz is designed to be a fun way to prove how much drivers know about tyre safety and highlight the potentially life-saving information they need to be more familiar with.

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03/10/2017

FirstCar Academy aims to 'make new drivers smarter'

FirstCar has launched a new, free-to-use, e-learning platform aimed at pre-learner, learner and newly qualified drivers aged 15-21 years - and is encouraging road safety teams to promote the resource in their area.

Unveiled on Friday (29 Sept), the FirstCar Academy comprises a series of 14 short videos (modules) designed to raise awareness of important road safety issues including how to be a good passenger, hazards, motorway driving and driver distractions.

Candidates need to correctly answer one question per module in order to progress to the next level. In total, it takes around 60 minutes to complete all 14 online modules. A pass, merit or distinction is awarded based on the number of attempts taken to answer all the questions.

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