Global Road Safety Week – 17 – 23 May 2021

Merseyside Police is reminding drivers to focus on their speed in order to save lives as part of Global Road Safety Week.

The force’s Roads Policing Unit will be carrying out a number of operations and activities across the region to spread the message to all road users: Slow down and save lives.

During the week-long operation, officers will be reminding drivers to drive within speed limits to save lives and protect all who use them, especially the most vulnerable, including pedestrians, cyclists, children and older people. Local Policing officers will also be visiting schools to talk to children about the importance of road safety.

The enforcement week will also cover eScooters, in-car safety including seat belts and mobile phones, pedestrian safety and drink and drug driving.

Inspector Carl McNulty from Merseyside Police Roads policing unit said, “Merseyside Police is committed to improving the safety of our roads and reducing the numbers of people killed and seriously injured each year. Serious and fatal collisions have devastating effects for all of those involved.

“We carry out enforcement on our roads on a daily basis and we hope that this week raises awareness and encourages people to think about their actions and the devastating effect they can have on others.”

Sarah English from the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership said, “Ultimately we want to encourage people to drive safely and within the speed limits, so that everyone can stay as safe as possible on the roads. There are no excuses for dangerous behaviour whilst driving.”

Merseyside Road Safety website: https://merseysideroadsafety.org/

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