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With too many people dying or being seriously injured on the roads of West Mercia, Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is offering free driver awareness sessions as part of his commitment to making roads safer.

The training, held in partnership with national driver-education providers TTC, will test drivers on their Highway Code knowledge – including speeds, signs and hazard perception. Participants will also gain an insight from a Roads Policing officer on collision statistics, the affects poor driving can have on lives and how technology, such as dash cameras, can help.

The first session will kick off in January in Telford, with more following over the next few months in towns and villages within Herefordshire and Shropshire. Details are as follows:

  • Tuesday 14th January – 6-8pm – The Wakes, Telford
  • Thursday 30th January – 6-8pm – The Lantern Community Hall, Shrewsbury
  • Tuesday 11th February – 6-8pm – The Civic Centre, Whitchurch
  • Thursday 27th February – 6-8pm – Saxon Hall Community Centre, Hereford

PCC John Campion said: “Bad habits and bad road behaviour, once formed, can be hard to shift which is why we need to be doing all we can to make our roads safer.

“I am a big believer of education as a form of prevention. We have received positive feedback from previous sessions, with attendees welcoming the opportunity to brush up on their knowledge and improve their confidence. I hope to see other drivers also benefitting.”

Those interested should visit the PCC’s Facebook page or email [email protected] for more information.

Issued on: Friday 20th December 2019