The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is launching two new mobile speed enforcement sites next week on the A449 in Kidderminster as part of its Community Concern speed enforcement programme.
Motorists across West Mercia are bracing themselves for more difficult driving conditions during the next 48 hours as weather forecasts predict further snow and cold weather across the Midlands area. The Met Office is warning snow could hit the region tomorrow and combined with sub-zero temperatures could cause adverse driving conditions and travel disruption.
Despite warnings last week of the onset of snow and ice causing challenging road conditions in places, West Mercia Police have still seen a number of road traffic collisions over the weekend that have been attributed to the bad weather. With freezing fog, heavy frosts and icy conditions still forecast over the coming week, the Partnership and West Mercia Police wish to remind people to exercise caution when travelling on affected routes throughout the region.
With temperatures due to plummet even further and snow forecast over the weekend, it is even more important for motorists to be prepared to deal with the challenges of travelling in bad weather conditions. The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is advising motorists to take a few moments to pack an ‘Emergency Kit’ in their car in case of roadside breakdown or delay.
The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is launching a new mobile speed enforcement site on Holyhead Road, Oakengates in Telford, following concerns raised by local residents about the speeds of drivers along the 30mph road.
As national drink/drug drive figures are released today (Friday 20th January), the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is reporting a slight drop in those people that provided a positive breath test following a collision. Over the Christmas period those testing positive following a collision has fallen from nearly 6% over Christmas 2009 to 5% during Christmas 2010 and down to 4% over December 2011.
With a couple of months worth of dark nights and mornings still ahead of us the Safer Roads Partnership are again reminding people when out walking, cycling or running near the roads to think about whether they can be seen by other road users.
The Safer Roads Partnership are today reminding people of the dangers of drink driving over the New Year celebrations. The Partnership, together with West Mercia Police and other agencies, have been raising awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving and carrying out roadside checks over the whole of December.
|Severe weather warning for motorists – 15 December 2011
The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is warning motorists in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire to be prepared for potentially hazardous driving conditions tomorrow as heavy rain turning to snow is forecast for the Midlands region in the early hours of Friday morning.
The Safer Roads Partnership are today reminding people of the dangers of drink driving during the festive period. With the season of festivities now well underway the Partnership, together with West Mercia Police and other agencies, have been raising awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving and carrying out more roadside checks.