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Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
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Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Road Casualties: Drinking and Driving, 2008
There is a reasonable level of agreement between sources of information about drink driving and accidents. These suggest that drivers with blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving (currently 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood) were involved in a significant minority of accidents. The available estimates suggest that one of more drivers over the drink-drive limit were involved in around:
- 1 in 7 fatal accidents in Wales; other figures go as high as 1in 6;
- 1 in 14 serious accidents in Wales; other figures go as high as 1 in 11; and
- A range of between 1 in 14 or 1 in 25 slight accidents.
Other information about drink driving suggests that:
- Drivers over the drink-drive limit were involved in collisions that resulted in 1 out of every 11 of all the people who were killed or seriously injured on the roads;
- Over a quarter of car drivers killed in traffic collisions were over the drink-drive limit;
- However no motorcycle riders killed were over the drink drive limit; and
- There were 149 accidents in 2008 where the reporting police officer considered that a pedestrian(s) being ‘impaired by alcohol’ was a contributory factor to that accident.
- For every ten accidents where the driver was impaired by alcohol, there was around 1 accident where he/she was ‘impaired by drugs’, both illegal and medicinal.
Breath tests of drivers taken after accidents show:
- No marked seasonal pattern in casualties over a year arising from accidents where one or more of the drivers involved tested positive;
- More drivers in accidents test positive on the weekend rather than a weekday, and that they are more likely to test positive after traditional working hours, between 16:00 to 04:00; and
- There is some clustering of drink driving in Wales.
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