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- £50 on-the-spot fine for people caught smoking in cars carrying children proposed in Wales
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We want everyone to be safe on Welsh roads.
Road traffic injuries happen every day on Welsh roads.
They can potentially have tragic consequences for those involved and their families, but are almost entirely avoidable.
We believe that we all have a responsibility to try and stop these unnecessary deaths and injuries.
Casualty Reduction Targets
As part of the Road Safety Framework for Wales we have set challenging targets for casualty reduction. Compared to the average for 2004-08 we want to see:
- a 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 562 fewer killed and seriously injured casualties
- a 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 64 fewer motorcyclist killed and seriously injured casualties
- a 40% reduction in the number of young people (aged 16-24) killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 139 fewer young people killed and seriously injured casualties.
We are targeting the most at-risk groups of road users, and want to work with all our partners to achieve these targets, including the Police, Fire and Rescue Service, local authorities and the third sector.
Some tips for staying safe in the dark
- where possible, use traffic lights and pedestrian crossings
- wear a flourescent coat or band, some white clothing or carry a white carrier bag (don't wear dark colours)
- never run across roads - always look left and right before you step into the road
- put your hood down so that you don't restrict your vision
- don't listen to your headphones too loud or use a mobile phone when you approach to cross a road
- do not cross by parked cars - always ensure motorists can see you.
- ensure you have a good set of lights and they meet with appropriate standards
- wear appropriate clothing and ensure that you are visible
- try to use cycle routes where possible
- don't cycle on the pavement
- use clear signals when you are on a road (such as indicating with your arm when you are going to turn left).
See DirectGov's website: Highway Code for cyclists
- plan journeys carefully to factor in the time difference as the mornings and evenings get darker earlier and later
- be aware that travel times may take that bit longer
- do not use a mobile phone whilst driving.
Traffic Wales, the Welsh Government's traffic information service, has an 0845 telephone hotline number where drivers can speak to a control room operator regarding travel conditions and the amount of traffic currently on the network.
The Traffic Wales website also offers a free SMS and email alert service if you sign up and register your journey routes and times.