Patrols to monitor speeding in Betws
12:10pm Tuesday 26th June 2012 in News
TRAFFIC police may be drafted in to tackle the problem of speeding motorists in Betws.
Community councillors learnt last week that at a recent PACT meeting, officers had pledged to prioritise the problem, along with underage drinking in Ammanford Park.
The move was welcomed by Cllr June Gunter, who said drivers were travelling too fast at Betws Square.
“It’s just ridiculous,” she said. “Anyone with an ounce of sense wouldn’t rush around that corner because, nine times out of ten, vehicles are parked there and you just cannot see the road ahead.”
Pc Kevin Jones said officers from the Traffic Unit would be better equipped to monitor the problem.
Responding to Cllr Annette Price’s suggestion that a ‘Stop’ sign should replace the ‘Give Way’ sign on Betws Square, community clerk Cerith Griffiths said traffic manager John McEvoy had revealed such a change had to be authorised by the Welsh Government.
He said that Mr McEvoy was seeking to set up a visibility study to assess whether Betws Square met the necessary criteria.