Project EDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death 21st September 2017

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The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are supporting a European day of action this Thursday (21st September) and are urging all road users to make the ‘European Day Without A Road Death’ – Project EDWARD – a reality across our region.

Project EDWARD is in its second year and has been devised by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) to draw attention to the average of 70 deaths occurring every day on the roads of Europe. Read more

Take extra care on rural roads during harvest season

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The Safer Roads Partnership and West Mercia Police are warning motorists of the dangers that may be present at this time of year as farmers are using the roads more when harvesting and moving their produce.

 Agriculture is one of the region’s key industries and this time of year is very busy in the farming calendar with many crops requiring harvest and transportation, often within a short window of opportunity in order to ensure consumers can enjoy the produce in prime condition. However, this burst of activity traditionally sees a rise in road collisions, many of which are preventable. Read more