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Community and school activities in Road Safety Week 2021

Road Safety Week 2021 takes place next week - and the Council is undertaken several activities in the community

The Council is once again supporting Road Safety Week which is coordinated each year by national charity Brake – with several local activities being held in the community and with young people in our schools. 

Road Safety Week 2021 is taking place from November 15-21 with the theme of ‘Road Safety Heroes’ – celebrating the work of road safety professionals and exploring how we can all help to make journeys safer for everyone.

The Council is encouraging schools, residents and communities to celebrate professionals who help to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on our roads – from the emergency services to school crossing patrol officers. They are also asked to support people who have been affected by a road traffic collision, support the right for everyone to make safe and healthy journeys where they live, and to join our community of road safety heroes.

During Road Safety Week 2021, the Council and partner organisations have planned a number of events in our communities. Officers from the Council’s dedicated Road Safety Team will be out and about taking part in the following:

  • Monday, November 15 – seatbelt operation taking place in partnership with South Wales Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Monday, November 15 – child pedestrian training at Maes y Bryn Primary School in Llantwit Fardre.
  • Tuesday, November 16 – national standards cycle training taking place at Ysgol Llanhari.
  • Tuesday, November 16 – child pedestrian training at Coedpenmaen Primary School and Ysgol Gynradd Gymrag Evan James, Pontypridd.
  • Tuesday, November 16 – Pass Plus Cymru course being held virtually, to help motorists aged 17-25 to drive more safely.
  • Wednesday, November 17 – further child pedestrian training at Maes y Bryn Primary and Cwmclydach Primary School in Tonypandy.
  • Thursday, November 18 – further national standards cycle training taking place at Ysgol Llanhari.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: “I’m pleased the Council is once again able to support the annual Road Safety Week with a series of local activities in our communities – despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic.

“Our dedicated Road Safety Team, which does valuable work in communities all year round, will work closely with partner organisations to deliver a seatbelt operation, along with the popular child pedestrian and national standards cycle training with young people in some of our schools. A Pass Plus Cymru session is also being held to help improve the skills and safety of young drivers.

“Brake’s theme for Roads Safety Week 2021 is Road Safety Heroes – as we celebrate and thank all of the people in Rhondda Cynon Taf whose hard work and commitment helps reduce casualties on local roads each and every day.”

Posted on 12/11/2021