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Radar gun to help stop speeding drivers
Neighbourhood Policing officers Wendy Janas and Hayley Oliver use the speed radar gun in Llwynhendy
Neighbourhood Policing officers Wendy Janas and Hayley Oliver use the speed radar gun in Llwynhendy

Neighbourhood policing teams in Carmarthenshire are helping to put the brakes on speeding drivers.

The Community Safety Partnership has bought a speed radar gun for use in communities where residents are concerned about speeding.

Drivers caught travelling over the speed limit will be prosecuted.

But the partnership said it is hoped the move will help to reduce speed generally and improve road safety for everyone living in the area.

The speed radar gun will only be used by members of the neighbourhood policing teams.

Educate drivers

Chairman of the partnership's Road Safety Action Group Trevor Sage said: "Road safety is a key priority for the partnership which is working hard to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

"Speeding is a major safety issue and is a huge concern for local communities.

"As a result, much work is being done across Carmarthenshire not only to reduce the speed of our traffic but also to educate drivers about the consequences of driving too fast.

"Hopefully this will make motorists think twice about the dangers they pose and help us make the roads safer for everyone."

The Community Safety Partnership includes the council and the police as well as a number of other agencies.




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