Road safety

Drive safely during cold snap

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is urging road users to take extra care when out on the roads during the cold snap and to follow its advice about driving through ice and snow. Temperatures are set to remain bitterly cold this week and with more snow showers forecast it is essential that drivers exercise caution while out on the roads.

Young Driver Improvement Scheme is a success

A scheme to turn novice young drivers into advanced motorists in Shropshire in a bid to cut road deaths has proved a success, said the Chief Fire Officer, who is responsible for road safety for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Paul Raymond, who is President of the county branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, praised the innovative scheme which has seen 30 young drivers aged between 17 and 25 take up the offer for advanced driver tuition at county fire stations.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service wins top EU road safety award

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has won a top EU award for its excellent road safety work.

It was recognised as the best institution among those signing up to the European Road Safety Charter for innovative and successful schemes in the annual Excellence in Road Safety Awards run by the European Commission.

The Shropshire fire service beat nine other UK fire services to the title after all had signed up to the EU Road Safety charter.

Latest advice to motorists: watch out for ice

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is advising motorists to watch out for ice forming on the roads as temperatures continue to plummet across West Mercia.

Adverse weather conditions are continuing to make driving conditions hazardous across the region so motorists are advised to check the local conditions before driving, be prepared and adjust their driving accordingly.


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