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Project EDWARD: Making sure you're safe whilst driving for work

September 15, 2020
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Nottinghamshire Police is supporting a national campaign this week with some proactive work to ensure those who drive for work and commuters stay safe on the roads.

It comes as drivers are being warned the odds of being involved in an injury collision whilst driving for work is 1 in 500 – making it significantly more likely than the one in 45 million chance of winning the national lottery.

Project EDWARD, which is the ‘Every Day Without A Road Death’ campaign, takes place from 14-18 September 2020, and focuses on preventing risks that could lead to crashes whilst driving to work.

Nottinghamshire’s Roads Policing Unit will be taking part in the week of action, which includes a number of proactive activities focusing on speed, vehicle maintenance, fatigue and a number of other factors which could have an impact on the safety of a driver’s commute.

Detective Inspector Clare Gibson from Nottinghamshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: “Many of us will use the roads every day to commute to and from work, and it’s critical that road users are aware of the number of different areas they can look at to make sure they are as safe as possible.

“A number of our officers will be taking part in proactive activities across the county this week to ensure drivers are safe whilst they’re travelling to work.”

Project Edward started in 2016 as ‘European day without a road death’. For 2020, the project has evolved into ‘every day without a road death’ and will focus on those who drive for work.

The campaign will be delivered in association with Police forces across the UK as well as Highways England through their Driving for Better Business Campaign, the Association of Road Risk Management and the charity TyreSafe. It will also support the One Road, One Week campaign of police enforcement activity to be held 14–18 September.

To find out more about the campaign visit https://projectedward.org/about-project-edward/  

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