Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

Restrictions On Old Road

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

Conwy County Borough Council and North Wales Police are reminding motorists of the importance of adhering to road restrictions in the vicinity of the tramway on The Great Orme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With up to 40 trams a day running 7 days a week, public safety in the area is a priority and as such drivers are being urged to adhere to the Highway Code and to follow the various signage that is in place along Old Road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tramway Manager, Neil Jones said, “We regularly see motorists disregard the road signs, which can lead to vehicles coming into conflict with the tram; it also sets a bad example to drivers unfamiliar with the area.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We’re reminding motorists not to park on or too close to the track, and not to take illegal shortcuts along this road.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Residents and visitors are urged to heed the Highway Code and to keep the tracks clear during operating hours; letters are also being sent to all local taxi companies to remind them of the restrictions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Signage is in place and the restrictions are there for a purpose,” added Insp Isaacs, North Wales Police. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Unfortunately, there have been examples already this year of motorists driving along restricted areas which can endanger the safety of not only them but others using the tram. Some sections of the road are extremely steep. We work in partnership with the management at the tram and will continue to patrol the area. We urge motorist to please follow the Highway Code.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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