For the next two weeks, residents of Worcestershire are getting the opportunity to become better drivers and help improve the county’s roads as part of the second phase of a road safety campaign.
Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, along with partners, are coming together for the next part of the ‘Roads Focus’ campaign – which, this time round, will be held across two weeks with the theme of ‘winter driving’.
During the campaign, which starts today and coincides with the National Road Safety Week, drop-in sessions are being held in locations across Worcestershire. These sessions will enable people to put comments, concerns and questions about road safety issues to the PCC, representatives from Worcestershire County Council, the West Mercia Police Road Safety team and local policing teams.
Across the next two weeks there will also be two free driver awareness sessions, held in partnership with national driver-education providers TTC, that will test drivers on their Highway Code knowledge and cover off speeds, road signs and hazard perception. Those attending will also learn about Op Snap and benefit from a 20% discount on dashcams.
Alongside that, being offered for the first time, is hands-on driver training that will allow people to improve their skills when it comes to over and under steering, emergency braking techniques and improving overall confidence. To encourage more people to take up this great opportunity, the PCC is funding 50% of the cost for the three hour course.
Details of the various sessions, and how to book on, can be found here: https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/working-together/roads-focus-road-safety-campaign/.
Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “As we work together to improve the roads and increase enforcement where possible, it is only right that we do the same with education.
“Once again we want to hear from people and look to address concerns that are raised, but I am pleased to be offering people the opportunity to not only improve their knowledge but their driving skills too.”