Villagers’ creative move in bid to slow traffic down

By Chris Betteley in Transport

A MYSTERY traffic cop has been permanently posted to keep an eye on speeds through a north Ceredigion village, as residents continue their decades-long pleas for measures to slow down motorists.

Attached to fencing at the side of the A487 road through Taliesin as cars enter the village, the unofficial copper is waving at cars and keeping an eye out on the speed of passing vehicles.

It was put there by residents who have become increasingly concerned about speeding cars, in the hope it would slow down drivers who mistake the fake bobby for the real thing.

Residents have called for various traffic calming measures in the village to ensure the 30mph limit is adhered to for over 20 years, and have accused Ceredigion council of ignoring the village.

In a letter to the Cambrian News in December residents labelled Taliesin “the village the county council forgot”.

“You will find no effective traffic calming measures as you enter or leave Taliesin at the south end of the village,” the letter said.

“Cars and motorbikes hit 60, 70 and even 80mph as they speed out of the last 300 yards heading in the direction of Aberystwyth, ignoring the entrance to and from the Dolybont lane on the right, overtaking on the upward slope before they reach the bends."

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Paul Hind · 169 days ago · Report

It's been there for months!

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