Practitioners to engage with road users at new event in Wales

12.00 | 26 May 2017 | | 4 comments

A new one-day event will give partners across Wales the chance to showcase the work they are undertaking to improve road safety across the country.

The inaugural Cruz Cymru, organised by the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), takes place on 3 June (11.00am – 3.00pm) at the Royal Welsh Showground.

The event will bring together a host of multi-agency partners with a dedicated focus on road safety, to engage with a range of visitors, including young drivers.

Cruz Cymru will focus on the ‘biggest factors that cause accidents’ on roads in Wales, collectively known as the ‘FATAL 5’ – speeding, alcohol, drugs, mobile phones and seat belts.

The indoor event will feature static displays from Car Cruz clubs and motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as live demonstrations by the Mid and West Wales FRS.

Mydrian Harries, Mid and West Wales FRS, said: “Tragically, far too many adults, young people and children are killed and seriously injured on our roads every year, affecting the lives of everyone around them, from family and friends through to the surrounding Community.  

“This event, will, for a few hours, bring a dedicated focus on the biggest factors that cause accidents on our roads which are captured by the FATAL 5 messages.”

More information is available on the Cruz Cymru Facebook page.




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    Hi, the address is follows, for Sat Nav please use the following address:

    Royal Welsh Showground,
    Builth Wells,
    LD2 3SY

    CRUZ CYMRU organising committee
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    The showground is at Builth Wells, beside the A470 across the river from the town itself.

    Pat, Wales
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    Would like to go to that but on looking for the venue I find it difficult to know which and where it is. Perhaps some kind Welsh person can put the full address and location on for us foreigners.

    m.worthington Manchester
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    I sometimes wish that they don’t just put ‘Speeding’ in its general term as it’s a fact that only a small proportion of incidents relate to vehicles actually being used above the speed limit. By using the word speeding solely most road users believe that they don’t come under or in the speeding bracket and believe that within their normal driving experience they are not speeding drivers per say and therefore they feel that they don’t need any instruction or advice. They are turned off by a lack of understanding.

    It would be more appropriate if the wording was changed to inappropriate speeding. Something that more drivers would accept or agree to having done from time to time. It’s those drivers that we need to identify within any speeding campaign.

    Bob Craven Lancs
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