Project EDWARD & Global Road Safety Week
This week the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership will be working across multiple initiatives in line with UN Global Road Safety Week 2023. The week of action also runs alongside Project EDWARD, where a road trip has been planned across the country.
The Road Trip is expected to visit Merseyside on Tuesday 16th May 2023 and will aim to showcase the work being done in pursuit of Vision Zero.
The trip comes as we approach 6 months following the launch of the Liverpool City Region Road Safety Strategy and will give partners the opportunity to provide updates on their contributions to the 5 pillars of road safety: Safe Speeds, Safe Behaviour, Safe Vehicles, Safe Roads, Post Collision Response.
Rethinking Mobility will be the voice of Global Road Safety Week, where the international aim is to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport. The week of action is reflective of the goal to reduce Road Traffic Collisions with fatalities or serious injuries by 50% by 2030 as per the UNs Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Here in Merseyside, work will be committed across the county in pursuit of Vision Zero. Deployments are expected from various partners over the week and activity will be shared via social media channels.
Safer Roads Watch Volunteers will be deployed daily throughout the campaign monitoring speeds and sending drivers educational letters, Merseyside Police will be conducting regular enforcement activity and Wirral Council with support from a local school will be running a Kids Court, for an educational experience for drivers committing offences.
Knowsley council will be working on the Walk to School Week initiative supporting Global Road Safety Weeks agenda by motivating children to walk to school.
Our partners work year-round to improve road safety and work towards Vision Zero, this week’s action is a snippet of that hard work, we welcome the visit from Project EDWARD to showcase the exceptional work done by our local teams.
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