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Thanks a million! Major road safety funding boost for Neath Port Talbot

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The Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Cllr Ted Latham, has welcomed the announcement of just over a million pounds of Welsh Government funding for road safety schemes in the county borough.

The announcement of Welsh Government grants totalling £1,078,500 for road safety and Safe Routes in Communities grants was made on Friday.

Cllr Latham said: “We are delighted to receive the grant funding which will now be used to help the overall objective of both this council and the Welsh Government in reducing casualties on our roads and it will also help raise awareness of road safety amongst pedestrians and drivers.”

Among the major projects to get funding for the period April 1st 2021 – March 31st 2022 are road safety improvements on the A4109 Inter Valley Road (£211,000) and Speed Camera Sites (£349,000) and £455,000 will go on Safe Routes in Communities projects in Dwr y Felin, Neath.

Revenue funding will also be made available for established Neath Port Talbot Council run road safety projects including :

Dragon Rider Cymru – A motorcycle rider training course supported by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency Enhanced Rider Scheme and Thunder Road Motorcycles of South Wales.

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Bikesafe – The motorcycle rider skills assessment course.

First Bike on Scene  (FBoS) – A nationally recognised motorcycle rider first aid course.

Kerbcraft – Which teaches children from age 5-7 how to be safer pedestrians by taking them onto real roads and showing them how the right decision-making and behaviour can really help them to keep safe.

Pass Plus Cymru – An initiative aimed at new and young drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 who have recently passed their car driving test or have less than one year road driving experience.


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