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Knowsley Road Safety team support Project EDWARD 2020

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley’s Road Safety team is supporting a week long campaign aimed to reduce road traffic casualties across Europe.

The team is supporting the national ‘Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) 2020’ campaign in partnership with Merseyside Police and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership.

Project EDWARD runs from 14 – 18 September, and aims to reduce road casualties across Europe. Throughout the week Merseyside Police officers will be carrying out increased enforcement at different locations across Merseyside.

Officers will be carrying out enforcement activity in Knowsley on Thursday 17 September as part of Project EDWARD.

Casualty Reduction Officer, Paul Mountford, of Merseyside Road Safety Partnership said: “We recognise that road safety is everyone’s responsibility, not just that of the police and other emergency services. We welcome the opportunity that Project EDWARD provides to conduct focussed enforcement and engagement with road users to address those issues that cause collisions and casualties such as speeding and illegal mobile phone use by drivers.”

Project EDWARD 2020 will focus on the theme of ‘Driving for Work’ and highlighting the associated risks.

Government figures show that in 2018 there were approximately 42,000 deaths and injuries involving someone who was driving for work at the time.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “I would urge anyone who drives for work or employs drivers to take advantage of the various resources available as part of Project EDWARD to learn more about road safety and follow the Knowsley Road Safety Team and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership for useful insights and regular updates.”

Live webinars and Q+A’s will be taking place during the week to highlight the dangers of ‘Driving for Work’. Visit the Project EDWARD website to book your place.

You can follow @Knowsley_Roads and @MerseysideRSP for regular updates during Project EDWARD and news on all other road safety activity in Merseyside.