Rural Roads

Page updated on: 04/02/2020

We regularly analyse collision data for our county road network, and our rural roads continue to be of concern with regards to the number of people Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI).

The recent statistics for our rural roads show that 125 KSI collisions occurred between 2016 and 2018 resulting in 145 KSI casualties, with 23% of these collisions involving young drivers between the ages of 17 and 24.

There were 26 fatalities during this period with 77% of these occurring on our rural roads.

A statistic that may surprise you is that human error is a factor in 95% of all road collisions.

Much work has been done to improve the county’s road network via various road safety schemes and through educational and training initiatives, but collisions continue to occur on our rural roads.

We want to empower drivers to make a positive contribution to road safety in their own community’s by:

  • Showcasing community road safety groups / activities that are in the area.
  • Giving practical tips to everyday challenges on the road.
  • Holding free on-road practical sessions.

We have secured Road Safety Grant funding from the Welsh Government for a second year. We are holding events to support local communities to further improve road safety and driving skills on rural roads, by providing valuable advice and information to residents.

The project will be delivered in partnership with Dyfed Powys PoliceGoSafe, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue ServiceCarmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists IAMSouth Wales RoSPA and a pool of Driving Instructors.