The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia have launched ‘DriveVR’ – an innovative new Virtual Reality app for young drivers and passengers, providing real-life driving experiences and allowing young people to see the outcomes of bad driving decisions to encourage them not to make the same mistakes in real life.
DriveVR is one of the first Virtual Reality (VR) initiatives in the UK promoting road safety messages. Aimed at young drivers and passengers aged 16-24, DriveVR aims to highlight how a split-second decision in the car as a driver or passenger could change the rest of your life. Read more
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are urging motorists to avoid deadly distractions at the wheel, through a targeted mobile phone enforcement and education campaign which is running this week to crack down on people who continue to flout the law.
The campaign will also raise awareness that from 1st March 2017 the penalties will increase for those caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving. Both the fine and penalty will double; from £100 to £200 and from 3 to 6 points. Read more
The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia and Telford & Wrekin Council are installing red light cameras in the coming weeks at Trench Lock interchange. The cameras are being installed to reduce the number of road traffic collisions taking place at the junction as a direct result of red light running by motorists. Read more
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