Bangor High Street traffic clamp down launched


Geraint Jones

POLICE will clamp down on unauthorised vehicles using Bangor High Street after complaints from the public.

North Wales Police will begin a two week operation on Monday (November 5) to stop drivers using the pedestrian zone, many of whom driving dangerously.

PCSO Arwel Pritchard said: “Our main concern is the safety of the public using the High Street, and in particular the elderly and young, who may not see or hear an oncoming vehicle. “

Access to the High Street is restricted to blue badge disabled drivers and delivery vehicles, and only between 4.30pm and 10am the next day.

PCSO Pritchard said offending motorists will be prosecuted “where appropriate.”
He added: “It is about education as well as enforcement and I’d like motorists to consider if they would like their own children or grandparents to run the gauntlet of anti social drivers while out shopping?”

Mayor of Bangor councillor Bryn Hughes, who has mounted campaign for security bollards on the High Street to be fully operational, welcomed the North Wales Police operation.

He said: “I am delighted with the response by North Wales Police following concerns raised by the public of Bangor.”

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