Fire service backs the call for a European Day Without A Road Death

 
Last updated:
19 September 2017

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is throwing their support behind Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) in an attempt to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our county’s roads each year.

Project EDWARD is an awareness campaign that aims to bring casualty reduction and road safety to the forefront of people’s minds by advocating the vital necessity of responsible driving and safe road use.

Working closely with partners from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), fire crews will be working across the county to deliver road safety awareness messaging and activities at the following locations on Thursday 21st September:
• Chichester Tesco, 10:00-13:00
• Haywards Heath Sainsbury’s, 12:00-14:00
• Collyer’s College freshers’ fair, Horsham
• WSFRS cadets programme, Worthing

Gavin McCourty, WSFRS Road Safety Co-ordinator, comments; “Last year, 23 people lost their lives as a result of road traffic collisions on West Sussex roads. Reducing this number is everyone’s responsibility, from drivers to cyclists, pedestrians and passengers – all road users have an obligation to make sure they keep themselves safe and, just as crucially, keep others safe too.

“We’re urging everyone to show their support and sign the Project EDWARD pledge to commit to making our roads the safest they can be possibly be for everyone.”

To support this day and the work carried out by Sussex Police, East Sussex and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services, and local authorities, members of the public can sign up to the pledge, committing to become a better driver and encouraging friends and family to do the same: projectedward.eu/pledge.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council's Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.

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