PFCC urges drivers to make a difference this Road Safety Week
“Make a difference and do your best to keep our roads safe!”
That’s the message from Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, as he supports Brake’s Road Safety Week which starts today (Monday, November 14.)
The theme for this year’s campaign is safe for roads for all.
Roger, who has improving safety on our roads as priorities in both his Fire and Rescue Plan and Police and Crime Plan, said: “Road crime – speeding, drink or drug driving, using your mobile phone at the wheel – will kill more people in this county than all other crimes put together.
“We’ve seen the standard of driving since the lockdowns has deteriorated so I’m appealing to people to make a difference. Make sure your friends and family are aware of the risks and we are all doing our very best to keep our roads safe.”
As well as working with our colleagues at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police who will be sharing lots of road safety advice and safer driving tips this week, Essex PFCC are part of the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP).
SERP want people to have ownership of road safety and demonstrate that everyone has their part to play.
Visit www.saferessexroads.org/visionzero to read SERP’s Vision Zero strategy and learn how you can help to make Essex roads safer.