Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn will hold a virtual community engagement day focusing on road safety, where Dyfed-Powys Police will launch the All Wales Fatal 5 Campaign.

Dyfed-Powys Police are leading on the Fatal 5 campaign, which focuses on the five strands that relate to the most significant collision factors in fatal and serious injury collisions - drink/drug driving; speeding; not wearing a seatbelt; using a mobile phone; careless driving.

The campaign will be launched by Mr Llywelyn live on Facebook during his first Commissioner in Conversation live broadcast of the year on Tuesday, January 19 where he will be joined by ACC Mark Travis from South Wales Police, who is the Strategic Lead for Roads Policing in Wales, and Teresa Ciano, GoSafe Partnership Manager.

Mr Llywelyn said; “In 2019, 1,193 people were killed or seriously injured in collisions on the road network in Wales - this is a casualty rate that should not be accepted and I am committed to ensuring we identify ways of reducing these statistics and the associated terrible human cost.

“I am determined to work with colleagues from all four police forces in Wales as well as key partners such as GoSafe to achieve a correct blend of education, enforcement, and campaigns to make our roads safer.

“I’m looking forward to launch the Fatal 5 campaign on Tuesday during my virtual community campaign. The Fatal Fives strands can all lead to devastating consequences; not only on those involved in the collision, but also on the wider circle of family and friends.

“I hope that through campaigns such as Fatal 5, we can work together to raise awareness of key issues and ensure our roads become safer”.

GoSafe partnership manager Teresa Ciano said: “The Fatal 5 are the main contributors to fatal road collisions on the roads of Wales.

“In collaboration with our partners including the fire and rescue service and local authorities we run various campaigns throughout the year raising awareness of how all road users can play their part in making Welsh roads safer if they do the little things to reduce these risk.

“By engaging with road users at events, promoting these core safety messages over social media and in advertising campaigns and through joint operations with our various partners and colleagues, the Fatal Five Campaign is never far from the core of what we do.”

Strategic lead for roads policing in Wales, ACC Mark Travis, of South Wales Police, said: “Each one of the five strands of this campaign on their own has the potential to be a contributory factor in somebody being killed or seriously injured. Importantly they are also behaviours that road users can be directly responsible for and control.”

“Keeping people safe on our roads is an issue that everyone can be involved in. Individuals, families, friends and communities all have a role to play in helping to promote safer driving in our country, and I hope people will support the campaign and work with us to promote the key messages within local communities.

Mr Llywelyn will launch the Fatal 5 Campaign on the Office of Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/DPOPCC - at 5pm.