A councillor has thrown his weight behind a new Europe-wide road safety campaign as part of his role within the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP).
‘European Day without a Road Death’ (EDWARD) has been developed by the European Traffic Police Network, TISPOL, and partners to promote road safety across Europe.
It takes place on Wednesday, 21 September, with TISPOL calling on all of its 30 member countries to participate.
Cllr Eddie Johnson, Chair of the SERP Board, said: “Making Essex roads safer is a priority no matter what day of the year.
“But Project EDWARD works well to focus minds across Europe on our joint goal of reducing casualties on all roads.”
Nicola Foster, Chairman of SERP Strategic Group, said: “The target is that no one should die on the roads of Europe on 21 September but, of course, every day should be an EDWARD day.
“Project EDWARD is about setting a target of no road deaths; targets are vital in helping to consolidate the efforts of those who want to improve safety on Europe’s roads.
“We believe that by working together we can make a significant contribution towards further sizeable and sustained reductions in road death and serious injury.
You can help by:
- Visiting the Project EDWARD website and sharing the pledge via social media feeds, asking others to sign the pledge, and using the #ProjectEdward hashtag on all posts.
- Downloading and using the Project Edward videos on websites, social media feeds and workplace TV screens
- Holding an event, using Project Edward as a central theme, to highlight a speciﬁc local issue or initiative