SPEEDING STUDY SPIKED
A bid for funding to review road safety along the main road at Llantwit Fardre has been ruled out.
Road safety campaigner Steven Owen said: “It is disappointing that the bid to the Labour Government in Wales by the council for Road Safety Grant cash was not successful.
“The money was to get a feasibility study to consider proposals to improve road safety along the B4595 – the Main Road at Llantwit Fardre.”
An earlier study of the Main Road between Tonteg and Llantwit Fardre did not find significant issues, although speeds around Dyffryn Dowlais were at a level that may need enforcement by the police.
Steven Owen of Llantwit Fardre added: “A lot of hard work has been done to collect signatures for the petition for speed claming measures along the Main Road. I’d like to thank members of the local community that signed our petition.
“Plaid Cymru handed in the petition to the council in support for better road safety. We will continue to campaign on this important issue.”
A Rhondda Cynon Taf spokesperson also revealed that accident history for the most recent three year period for Church Road, Tonteg shows there has been one personnel injury collision along the road which was not speed related.
The Labour run council therefore is not able to introduce traffic calming measures at the moment in Church Road, Tonteg.
However in response to concerns raised about the excessive speed of vehicles, the council has used a mobile camera operated by GoSafe on Church Road.