On Monday 17 October, Shropshire Fire and Rescue along with West Mercia Police and Telford & Wrekin Council, will be hosting a road safety event at Southwater in Telford as part of a week of action for Project EDWARD.
Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) highlights good road safety practice in the UK and promotes an evidence-led, ‘safe system’ approach – the long-term objective of which is a road traffic system free from death and serious injury. Each year, organisations from around the county come together to highlight the project, with this year’s theme being ‘changing minds, changing behaviour’.
At the event you will have the opportunity to see a fire appliance, rescue tender and our outreach vehicle complete with special goggles and activities to simulate the effects of alcohol and drug use.
We will also be joined by colleagues from West Midlands Fire and Rescue, who will be showcasing their virtual reality road safety systems. West Mercia Police will be bringing several of their vehicles and will also be highlighting Operation Snap and raising awareness around Operation Close Pass.
Our partners Shropshire Advanced Motorists and Motorcyclists and the #Morse team will also be on site to provide valuable information alongside many others who assist with influencing road safety in our area.
Please come along and join us in Telford from 10am til 4pm Monday 17 October.