Campaign aims to improve road safety in Shropshire

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Shropshire Council are working together on a joint campaign to improve road safety in the county – including a chance to join a free driver awareness course.

The ‘Roads Focus’ campaign will run from 8 to 12 July (2019), with a series of events across the county. Drop-in sessions will be held in Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry and Bridgnorth to enable people to put comments, concerns and questions about road safety issues to the PCC, Shropshire Council, Safer Roads Partnership, the police and the local town or parish council.

Shropshire Council’s road safety education team will also be on hand to talk about the road safety education and cycle training available to schools. People will also be able to find out more about work being done across the county to improve road safety.

At the end of the week there will also be an opportunity for people to attend a ‘driver awareness course’ in Shrewsbury free of charge.

The drop-in sessions will be held as follows:
Monday 8 July – Ludlow, Mascall Centre: 5pm to 7pm
Tuesday 9 July – Market Drayton, Festival Drayton Centre: 3pm to 5pm
Wednesday 10 July – Oswestry, The Qube: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 11 July – Bridgnorth, Castle Hall: 5pm to 7pm

The driver awareness course, run in conjunction with TTC, will be held on Friday 12 July, from 2pm to 4pm, at The Lantern in Shrewsbury.

About the driver awareness course
This is a great opportunity to become a better driver and brush-up on your driving knowledge. Can you remember what every sign means? Can you tell what the speed limits are without signs? Can you spot hazards? Do you know how many people die on Shropshire roads every year?

During this session you will get the opportunity to refresh your driver knowledge and learn about distractions. You will also listen to an officer from the West Mercia Roads Policing team, as they give you an insight into how you can prevent yourself from becoming a statistic in West Mercia’s road traffic collisions.

To register your interest, please visit the West Mercia PCC Facebook page or email opcc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk.

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