Fireman Sam employed to enforce the 20 MPH speed limit and put out the odd fire
Welsh Labour pulls in fire service to fine motorists
Commenting on the Welsh Government press release that fire services will be utilised to enforce the 20mph speed limit changes in Wales, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport, Natasha Asghar MS said:
“I cannot believe that this madcap policy from the Labour Government is now pulling in members of the fire service to enforce the blanket 20mph speed limit change, spreading a stretched public service even thinner.
“Labour’s 20mph speed limits will cost over £30m to implement and will cost the Welsh economy a whopping £4.5bn.
The loss to the Welsh economy is an astounding amount that we cannot afford to write off as a result of this foolish policy. Could the use of speeding fines be a stealth tax that recoups a portion of these costs?
“The priorities of our fire service should not include catching motorists speeding, the Labour Government are showing that this foolish policy is not about safety or the environment, as they have claimed, but using public services to catch out motorists and collect money in fines. What service will they fold into it next, paramedics? The Labour Government should listen to Welsh Conservative calls and scrap this ludicrous policy.”