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South Wales police utilise powers to conduct random vehicle checks

 

South Wales Police say their officers are utilising additional powers to conduct random vehicle checks to ensure road users are only making essential journeys.

Under Welsh Government Alert Level Four in Wales, the requirement is now to stay at home along-with not travelling without a reasonable excuse.

In the past week alone, the police force has carried out 840 stops – including 88 yesterday which resulted in 69 warnings and 4 fixed penalties being issued for breaches of the travel regulations.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said, “These checks ascertain the reason for travel and are being carried out to support the national effort to help slow the spread of the virus and assist in enforcing the restrictions.

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“We will continue to adopt the national four Es approach – engaging with the public, explaining the restrictions and encouraging voluntary compliance. However, those believed to be in blatant breach of the rules can expect to be subject to enforcement action. The powers will continued to be used in the coming days.

“Thank you for your support.”

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