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PCC’s commitment to tackling road safety

With too many people being killed or seriously injured on the roads of West Mercia, the Commissioner has set out his approach for tackling this issue.

The PCC’s new plan supports his ongoing commitment to making the roads, and those that use them, safer. It focuses on three key themes: reducing the number killed and seriously injured through prevention; increased enforcement; and offender rehabilitation and victim support.

In order to deliver these, the Commissioner has increased funding in roads policing to improve visibility and enforcement on the roads. Funding will also be allocated to projects and interventions with the aim of reducing harm on the roads caused by those of most risk.

The Commissioner is keen to hear the views of the public to help shape and develop the final strategy.

PCC John Campion said: “Road safety is a key priority and I remain committed to ensuring that together we find a way to make our roads safer. Whilst there is some great work already being done around enforcement and raising general awareness, there is always more to be done.

“This strategy ties everything together and sets out my vision for delivering a more effective response. It also outlines how I will deliver on my responsibilities as Commissioner within policing, as well as how I will work with partners locally and nationally to embed a whole-system approach.

“I welcome people’s views so this important document can be shaped by those that are using West Mercia’s roads.”

The draft strategy can be viewed here. To take part in the consultation, visit here. The consultation closes on Friday 15th May.

Issued on: Monday 24th February 2020

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