We have been liaising with Cardiff Council for quite a while - about the number of HGVs using our main road as a short-cut. This leads to more congestion, noise, and pollution.
In fact, HGVs should not be using Radyr and Morganstown as a short-cut, because long-standing traffic restrictions forbid entry along the road for HGVs, unless they require access to deliver to some specific site within our community. Here is the sign that makes this clear (just after the quarry roundabout):
To combat illegal use of our main road, Cardiff Council will instal new cameras in April. These will send to the DVLA images of HGVs that enter Radyr and Morganstown. Those images will be compared with a DVLA database to check whether or not the HGV has a permit to deliver to a site within the community. If not, a fine will be issued.
Permits will need to be arranged by those taking delivery, in liaison with the HGV company. Permits can be issued retrospectively, to avoid paying a fine.
We understand that this will be the first time that such a system will be instaled in the UK. It will be interesting to see how it works - and we hope that it will significantly reduce the amount of HGV traffic travelling through Radyr and Morganstown.
We also understand that buses are exempt from the HGV restriction - and will continue to be.
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