KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER
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KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER

Speeding

Speeding is one of the largest contributing factor to collisions on our roads.

 

Stand up for slowing down, and play your part in keeping our roads safe for all road users.

  

The first speed limit introduced in the UK was a 10mph for powered passenger vehicles, or “light locomotives” as they were then known, back in 1861. Since then, speed limits have been changed and revised according to growing traffic volumes, technological development in vehicle design and in response to community concerns and collision history.

 

Speed limits are in place for the safety of all road users and are not targets to reach or exceed. There is a responsibility on all road users to drive according to the conditions of the road, within the legal speed limit and there is never an excuse for excess speeds.

 

Our enforcement cameras are located at sites across Wales and are there for the sole purpose of encouraging motorists to comply with the speed limits. All of our sites are selected based on collision data, risk of injury and or community concerns and we enforce across all speed limits; including 20mph limits and the 50mph environmental limit roads across Wales.

 

Wherever GoSafe enforce, know that we are in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason; to encourage the minority of motorists who exceed the speed limits to change their behaviour and reduce their speeds.

 

GoSafe do not operate on a targets based approach. Our most successful sites are those which record the LEAST amount of offences, not the most. Our strategic aim is to make Welsh roads safer and to reduce casualties on our roads. As offences reduce at our sites, we know that our presence is making a difference and encouraging motorists to comply with the speed limits.

 

The law states that you must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle. More information on the various speed limits which apply to the types of vehicles and roads can be found here.

 

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your licence. You could be eligible to attend a Driver Education Course, which will incur a cost, but you will not have penalty points added to your licence.

 

However, if you were speeding at seriously excessive speeds you could be summoned before a Court where penalties can include fines, penalty points and disqualification from driving.

 

You can find more information on speeding and the risks to the safety of all road users as a result of speeding on the RoSPA website.