Trecastle Traffic Speed Campaign - C.A.R.S.
Community Council Member Mr David Howells has been in discussions with Roger Williams MP, Kirsty Williams AM/AC and Mr Christopher Salmon Police and Crime Commissioner Dyfed-Powys regarding the speed of traffic through our area.
The DfT 2009 Speed Survey showed that:
- On 30 mph roads, 46% of car drivers exceed 30 mph and 16% exceed 35 mph
- On 40 mph roads, one quarter (22%) of car drivers speed, and 8% go faster than 45 mph
- Multiple studies have shown that pedestrians are more likely to be severely or fatally injured in when hit by cars at higher speeds, and particularly when the car is travelling more than 30 mph.
- The risk of a pedestrian who is hit by a car being killed increases slowly until impact speeds of around 30 mph. Above this speed, the risk increases rapidly, so that a pedestrian who is hit by a car travelling at between 30 mph and 40 mph is between 3.5 and 5.5 times more likely to be killed than if hit by a car travelling at below 30 mph.
Updates will be posted below in reverse chronological order. Please click the link to see the full post.
Trecastle C.A.R.S. - Statement From Edwina Hart 23rd February 2015 - 23 February 2015
Dear Cllr Howells,
Roger has now received a reply from the Minister in relation to speeding issue in Trecastle. The response is encouraging... Read more»
Trecastle C.A.R.S. - Letter From Edwina Hart and reply 13th January 2015 - 13 January 2015
Letter from Edwina Hart 13th January 2015
Below is a letter from Edwina Hart AM that was forwaded by Kirsty Williams AM to our C.A.R.S.... Read more»
Trecastle C.A.R.S. - Copies of various letters from AM's - 30 November 2013
Below are copies of various letters from MP's regarding the C.A.R.S. campaign, including Roger Williams, Kirsty Williams and a Statement from... Read more»
Trecastle C.A.R.S. - Reply from Kirsty Williams 29th August 2013 - 29 August 2013
Reply From Kirsty Williams' Office
Dear Mr Dave Howells,
I have now received a reply from the Minister for Economy,... Read more»
Treacastle C.A.R.S. - Letter from Mr Howells to Roger Willams 29th July 2013 - 29 July 2013
The following is the quoted text from a letter sent from Mr Howells to Roger Williams, Kirsty Williams, Christopher Salmon and the Brecon... Read more»
Campaign Action for Road Safety (C.A.R.S.) - Trecastle, Llywell, Sennybridge - 1 June 2013
Introduction - Campaign Action for Road Safety (C.A.R.S.)
There is a call locally for some positive action regarding the speed and... Read more»