Supporting Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death)

29/07/2022

Speaking on the importance of road safety, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says: “Every 22 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on UK roads, and as you may have heard at my recent Performance & Accountability meeting, there has been a 21% increase in those being seriously injured or killed on Sussex’s roads from 2021 to 2022.

“These figures are a stark reminder that more needs to be done to make our roads safer. I am determined to drive forward progressive and lasting change on our roads, both in ensuring that police have all the tools they need to understand how and why collisions take place and educating the public on how they can protect themselves and others as road users.

“I am delighted that The Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) has appointed me as their National Lead for ‘Road Safety’. This means I will represent my Police & Crime Commissioner colleagues in this area and work closely with Government, Home Office and the Department for Transport.

Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) is the biggest platform for showcasing good practice in road safety in the UK. 

Backed by government, the emergency services, highways agencies, road safety organisations and British businesses, Project EDWARD  promotes the good practice being carried out around the country including, safe vehicles; road use; speed and crash care.

“This year they have planned their biggest week of action yet taking place on 19-25 September. They will be visiting the very best examples of road safety projects and speaking with leaders whilst focusing on their theme ‘Changing Minds, Changing Behaviours’. I very much look forward to joining them in a couple of months to discuss Sussex road safety initiatives.”