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.
Rural Roads Project
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 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 Police,
- Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service,
- Carmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists IAM,
- South Wales RoSPA
- Pool of Driving Instructors.
This year’s project will be targeted along the A476 from Llanelli to Cross Hands and Cross Hands to Ffairfach.
Community engagement events
|7th October||16:00 - 17:30||Swiss Valley Community Centre, Heol Nant, Swiss Valley, Llanelli, SA14 8EH|
|7th October||19:30- 21:00||Tumble Hall, Tumble, Llanelli, SA14 6HR|
|10thOctober||16:30- 18:00||Tumble Hall, Tumble, Llanelli, SA14 6HR|
|10thOctober||19:30- 21:00||Swiss ValleyCommunity Centre, Heol Nant, Swiss Valley, Llanelli, SA14 8EH|
|24th October||16:30 - 18:00||Carmel Hall, Carmel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7TL|
|24th October||19:30 -21:00||YFC Hall, Bethlehem road, Ffairfach, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6SY|
|4th November||18:00 - 19:30||Tumble Hall, Tumble, Llanelli, SA14 6HR|
|9th November||11:00 - 12:30||Tumble Hall, Tumble, Llanelli, SA14 6HR|
You will also have the opportunity to choose a time for a practical driving session as part of the Rural Roads Project booking process.
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