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Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion is driving forward with measures to make roads in Herefordshire and Worcestershire safer.

More than £900,000 is being invested into three measures to curb harm on the roads across West Mercia.

£365,800 has been allocated to increase West Mercia Police’s Road Safety team by 11.5 full-time officers.

Working with agencies across the two counties, the team aims to reduce collisions and casualties on the roads through speed enforcement, engineering, road safety education, training courses and awareness raising campaigns.

Measures to tackle inappropriate speed and driver behaviour will receive a boost of £150,000.

This funding will be used to increase mobile enforcement capability with the purchase of two mobile camera vans, more advanced mobile camera equipment and additional revenue resource to support an increase in enforcement.

PCC John Campion said: “It is a sad fact that too many people die or are seriously injured on our roads. Investing into vital road safety measures is something I am extremely proud of, as I know it will have a direct impact on so many people’s lives in the two counties.

“It is also important that this funding will ensure West Mercia Police is using the best technology available to carry out policing efficiently.

“Residents and businesses across West Mercia tell me time and time again that roads in their communities need to be safer. I understand their concerns and I continue to work closely with West Mercia Police to make sure they are addressed.”