Dyfed-Powys Police is to target “anti-social road use” throughout the coming year, it has been announced.

The programme, part of an enhanced Operation Darwen – the force’s annual summer road safety campaign – will see an increase in neighbourhood policing activity and the forging of closer links with neighbouring forces.

The move comes in response to an action plan drawn up by Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon and follows concern from the public regarding safety on the A40 in particular.

Mr Salmon, who hosted a public meeting in Sennybridge last summer regarding A40 traffic, said: “There’s much frustration and concern about anti-social road use across Dyfed-Powys.

“My road safety action plan focuses on road design, law enforcement and safety education. They are the responsibility of various bodies and I am pursuing them.

“I’ve raised the matter of law enforcement with the chief constable and his roads policing team, with the result being an improved Operation Darwen.”

Mr Salmon added that the force was to examine the use of average-speed cameras.

“Where I can I’ll make the necessary resources available and I’m pressing the Welsh Government and others to play their part,” he said.

The scheme will also see the removal of “noisy vehicles from the road”.