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  • "My suggestion is that more police are put on the roads to stop the (mostly) young adults who race around as if they were on a grand prix track. Speed limits won't sop them, neither do speed bumps. They just carry on regardless because they know no one is going to stop them unless there is an accident and even then, very often, the police don't come to the scene of an accident unless there is a casualty. I know this from experience unfortunately. We ended up finding the boy who was speeding around our residency, racing with another car no less whilst on the wrong side of the road. Police said they couldn't come until the next day, even though my daughters car was smashed in and two teenagers that were walking past had a very, very near miss when he mounted the pavement. Hubby and son went looking for the offender who had run off and low and behold, they found him!"
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Appeals for more 20 mph zones

Appeals for more 20 mph zones

Appeals for more 20 mph zones

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FIGURES released by the Welsh Government showed that 100 cyclists were killed or seriously injured on Welsh roads last year.

The statistics also showed that 63 young people were killed or seriously injured as pedestrians.

The majority of casualties occurred in areas with a 30mph speed limit, with no child cycling casualties occurring in 20mph zones in Wales.

Sustrans Cymru, a charity encouraging people to travel by bike, foot or public transport, is appealing for more 20mph zones across the country in a bid to reduce the number of casualties.

The charity’s national director Jane Lorimer said: “Every child hurt or killed on Welsh roads is one too many and the number of child pedestrian casualties is of particular concern.

“We need more 20mph speed limits in communities across Wales, which will reduce casualties and ensure any collisions that do happen are less severe.

“The Minister for Transport has spoken about the need to make the walk to school safer and these figures indicate she is absolutely right. The figures also show that cyclists remain most likely to be injured at junctions and when simply heading straight on”.

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