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Road Safety Wales is a partnership between the 22 Welsh Local Authorities, Welsh Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, GoSafe, RoSPA and the Welsh Government.
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Road Safety Wales 13h
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6 penalty points and a £200 fine. You will lose your licence if you passed your driving test in the last 2 years. You may also be taken to court where you can: • be banned from driving or riding • get a maximum fine of £1,000 (£2,500 if you’re driving a lorry or bus)
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Road Safety Wales 13h
We’ve recently notice a number of people posting images on their social media accounts which have clearly been taken when they are driving. This is illegal and totally unacceptable. Those taking such images should expect to receive:
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Road Safety Wales 17h
Children learn a lot watching adults. If you're walking today, to school or for leisure, please chat about how to keep safe and try to set a good example crossing a road. Many people were doing this during lockdown and it's been fantastic to see them all learning together.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 7
Not everyone can afford a new expensive bike, many of us have been getting our older bikes out of the shed or garage which may have seen better days! Before going for a ride, please check it’s safe to use, starting with the M-check. Find out more here:
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Road Safety Wales Jul 6
Now that longer journeys are possible, double check that your vehicle’s tyres are safe and legal. When maintained to their correct pressure, tyres wear out less quickly, safety is increased, fuel bills will be lower and CO2 emissions will be reduced.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 6
If you haven’t used your bike for a while, it could be worth checking your brakes are set up correctly and also not rubbing against your wheel. There’s nothing more frightening than realising your brakes aren’t working properly when you need them most.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 6
The may not apply to you as you’re a responsible driver, but please share it for those who are putting themselves and others at risk. GET TO KNOW THE FATAL 5 1) Don't drink or drug drive 2) Kill your speed 3) Don't get careless 4) Belt up 5) Switch it off
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Road Safety Wales Jul 6
In Wales, it’s now possible to: 🛣 Travel beyond your local area 🏘️ Create an extended household with one other household 🗺️ Visit some outdoor attractions This doesn’t mean everything is back to normal as the virus has not gone away ↔️2 metres 👏Wash your hands
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Road Safety Wales Jul 5
You've been there when we’ve really needed you, whether rich or poor you still took care of us, and continue to do so today and every other day. None of this would be possible without the skill and compassion of NHS staff, volunteers and supporting charities.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 4
Many families have to cope with the devastating loss of their loved ones because of a minority who selfishly choose to drink and drive – this is completely and utterly avoidable. If you’ve been drinking alcohol this evening, do not drive tonight or tomorrow morning.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 3
If you see Blue or any other horse on your drive or ride, please: • Slow down • Be prepared to stop • Keep well back • Don't rev your engine • Don't sound your horn • Pass slow and wide when safe to do so 🐴 🚙 🏍 🛵
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Road Safety Wales Jul 3
With the lifting of the 5 mile rule in Wales from Monday 6 July, Road Safety Wales is encouraging motorcyclists to prepare for the road, to slowly acclimatise to longer rides and to ride legally and responsibly at all times.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 3
Please be aware that as an employee, you're responsible for the vehicle you're driving. If the vehicle you have been allocated is not safe or legal don’t take it out and report it to your line manager immediately.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 2
Do you know when your vehicle insurance is due? Have you missed a payment? Is everyone insured that needs to be? Your vehicle could be seized if it's being driven without the correct insurance.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 2
When driving a bus, please check your passengers are seated before you move off so there’s no risk of them falling. Close the doors before driving away to make sure people can’t try to get on or off the bus as it begins to move.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 1
It’s illegal and dangerous to drive a vehicle that is overloaded or has an insecure load. If you drive a van you’re responsible for ensuring that any load carried is legal and safe, even if the van was loaded or is owned by another person.
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Road Safety Wales Jul 1
Airbags aren’t soft cushiony pillows. They deploy at the blink of an eye and begin to deflate immediately after deployment. If you're not wearing a seatbelt, unfortunately you could still go through the windscreen if you're involved in a collision. Please belt up, every time.
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Road Safety Wales Jun 30
If you aren't a cyclist yourself, it could be difficult to imagine how intimidating it is to be overtaken by a vehicle too closely. Drivers intending to overtake a cyclist should always leave plenty of space, ideally 1½ metres (5ft) - there is no excuse for passing closely.
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Road Safety Wales Jun 30
Please be aware that it remains illegal to use a privately-owned e-scooter on a road, pavement or cycle path. Trials in the UK will be geographically specific and limited to rental e-scooters only.
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Road Safety Wales Jun 30
Companies looking for guidance on getting drivers and vehicles back on the road after lockdown can access a wealth of information and free resources from Driving for Better Business
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