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PCC wants communities help to reduce road deaths and serious injuries

With too many people being killed or seriously injured on West Mercia’s roads, Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has set out his approach for tackling this issue.

For both the PCC and communities across West Mercia road safety continues to be an important priority, and members of the public are being given the opportunity to have their say and provide their opinions on his plan and how it will be delivered.

The new vision outlined by the PCC, as part of his ongoing commitment to improving road safety, includes reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured through prevention, increased enforcement and offender rehabilitation. The PCC is also focusing on ensuring that victim support is strengthened for families affected by road deaths.

In order to deliver on his commitment, it is proposed that greater funding will be allocated for driver re-education and initiatives that aim to reduce dangerous driving. As outlined in the PCC’s budget earlier this year, West Mercia Police will also receive more resources in order to police the roads effectively.

Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion said: “Too many people are having their lives blighted by this issue and it’s important that I listen to those that are using our roads to help shape my approach. Whilst I have significantly invested in roads policing and visibility, as well as providing West Mercia residents with free road safety courses to increase awareness and change driver attitudes, there is always more that can be done.

“I remain committed to working with West Mercia Police, communities and partners to consistently reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries, to ultimately make a difference to the safety of our roads.”

The draft strategy and a link to the survey can be found here – https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/about-your-pcc/road-safety-strategy-consultation/ 

Issued on: 7th May 2020

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