Traffic monitor stolen in Gwent

A traffic monitoring device has been stolen from a lamppost in the Welsh town of Ebbw Vale.

The equipment, which is owned by the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership GoSafe, was installed on Tuesday 29 September and was due to be collected on Wednesday 7 October, but the device had been removed from the lamppost before it could be retrieved.

Sergeant Jason Williams, from the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, said, “This piece of equipment is not a speed camera that is designed to catch speeding motorists but aims to improve road safety in response to concerns raised by those living in the area.

“These devices monitor the use of the road, providing analysis to see how many vehicles are using the road during a weeklong period. Based on the results, this can lead to safety measures being introduced.

“It was installed on the road after we received complaints about vehicles using the road in an unsafe manner.

“We regularly work with our partner agencies to ensure the safety of road users, which is of paramount importance to the force.”

Gwent Police is appealing for any witnesses or any individuals who may have CCTV footage, dashcam footage or any other information to contact them.


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