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18/07/2018

Gwent Police Anti-Drink Drive Campaign Results

Officers from Gwent Police have spent one month targeting drivers who risk their lives and the lives of others by driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In a joint effort with forces across Wales, officers in Gwent administered at least 1,015 breath tests, seeing 42 people arrested.

Of those, 22 were arrested on suspicion of drink driving, with 16 arrested on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed drug limit.

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17/07/2018

Book a Lift Not a Hearse

Students from Pembrokeshire College's Creative Media Course have once again been commended by the road safety team at Pembrokeshire County Council for their outstanding animations highlighting the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Winner Robyn Clift called upon her artistic talent to remind everyone that they have choices on how to get home safely when drinking alcohol.

Her winning title aptly called ‘Come Home Safely’, graphically shows the consequences for the driver, their family and people around them if they drink and drive.

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16/07/2018

Operation Close Pass in Wales

South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and GoSafe launched Operation Close Pass at the 2018 Velothon Wales event. The Close Pass initiative aims to improve the safety of cyclists on the road by educating drivers in overtaking safely.

The Highway Code recommends that road users should give vulnerable road users, such as motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders, the same amount of room as they would when overtaking a car – this is typically 1.5 metres.

Operation Close Pass deploys police officers on bicycles fitted with cameras to record the behaviour of drivers who overtake them. If an offence is detected, the officer contacts colleagues further down the road to direct the vehicle into a checkpoint where the driver will be offered roadside education from fire service colleagues using specially designed equipment to illustrates the safe passing distance.

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02/07/2018

Don't Chance It, Change It

Don’t Chance It, Change It focuses on the message that it’s safer to change your motorcycle tyre than repair it, a sentiment supported by John McGuinness, Isle of Man TT legend. “There’s absolutely no chance that I would repair a tyre. To be honest, it wouldn’t even enter my head. I didn’t even know that you can repair a bike tyre,” he said in a video made especially for TyreSafe’s campaign.

TyreSafe’s latest video features an interview with John McGuinness who talks honestly and openly about his view of tyre safety for motorbikes. The campaign message Don’t chance it, change it focuses on the concerns around motorcyclists assuming that bike tyres are like car tyres and can be repaired without a second thought.

To support the campaign, TyreSafe has produced a new quick guide to motorcycle tyre safety as well as a refreshing its comprehensive A5 reference guide.

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