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A report highlighting the importance of roads policing in reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on roads has been welcomed by the PCC.

The report, published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) supports the work already being done in West Mercia, but highlighted where improvements could be made nationally to further improve road safety and roads policing.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has already adopted a relentless approach to improving road safety and challenging dangerous driving behaviours, with a targeted road safety strategy and significant funding into initiatives such as #MORSE.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “Too many people are still being killed or seriously injured on roads in West Mercia. Seeing this number reduce consistently is a key commitment and something I have prioritised as Commissioner since 2016.

“I have made significant additional resources available to the Chief Constable to support the recruitment of additional roads police officers as enforcement has to continue to play a key role.  I have also invested in a number of initiatives aimed at getting to the root cause of dangerous driving behaviours, as well as providing free driver awareness sessions as part of my Road Focus campaign.

“I will continue to support West Mercia Police and work with partners to ensure we have the right tools, powers and resources in place to keep all road users safe.”

Issued on Thursday 16th July 2020