Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police and the Safer Roads Partnership are supporting the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) mobile phone week of action this week, by reminding motorists to avoid deadly distractions at the wheel and continuing to crack down on anyone who flouts the law.
During the last national NPCC campaign (November 2016), 695 motorists in Warwickshire and West Mercia were caught using their mobile phone at the wheel by police and issued with fixed penalty notices. Both forces continue to enforce mobile phone safety as a priority throughout the year, and this week is no exception. Read more
Motorists across Warwickshire and West Mercia are being reminded of the dangers of drink driving during the run up to Christmas and the New Year.
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are supporting the month long winter drink and drug drive campaign (which started 1st December) with enforcement currently taking place across the region. To date, 244 people have been arrested across Warwickshire and West Mercia for being under the influence of alcohol or drugs since the start of the campaign. Read more
Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police, the Safer Roads Partnership and West Midlands Ambulance Service are urging motorists to avoid deadly distractions at the wheel, through a targeted mobile phone enforcement and education campaign which is running throughout November to crack down on people who continue to flout the law. Read more
With the darker nights now upon us, the Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is reminding all road users to take extra care on the roads this autumn and ensure they are visible to others – however they are using the roads. Read more
Thursday 20th October 2016
10am – 1pm
Bikers across Warwickshire and West Mercia are invited to attend a free ‘Biker Down’ course in Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire next Thursday (20th October), offering potentially life-saving skills. Read more
Local Community Speed Watch groups across West Mercia were out in force on Friday (30th September) to raise awareness of the scheme and carry out speed enforcement activity in a bid to make their areas safer. West Mercia’s Police & Crime Commissioner John Campion and Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner Tracey Onslow also showed their support for the scheme by visiting local groups in Crowle and Eckington in Worcestershire and Eardisley in Herefordshire. Read more
Kidderminster – Sat 15th October
Henley-in-Arden – Thurs 20th October
Bikers across Warwickshire and West Mercia are invited to attend one of two upcoming free ‘Biker Down’ courses in October, offering potentially life-saving skills, which are taking place in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Read more
The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is launching two new mobile speed enforcement sites in Shropshire, in direct response to concerns raised about the speed of vehicles travelling in each area. New sites will be launched on Bourton Road in Much Wenlock and the A529 at Hinstock. Read more
The Safer Roads Partnership, Warwickshire Police 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 our 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
With the recent cycling success at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is urging all cyclists to stay safe this summer on the regions roads.
With the prominent TV coverage and medal success from Team GB, more people are turning to cycling as a viable form of transport and leisure pursuit. Whether you fancy yourself as the next Jason Kenny or Laura Trott or just looking at new ways of keeping fit, cycling is an enjoyable past time and an effective means of transport and there are ways to ensure this activity is done as safely as possible. Read more