Tomorrow (Thursday September 26, 2019) is European Day Without A Road Accident.

The scheme, known as Project EDWARD, encourages drivers across the continent to pledge to reduce risk and improve safety on our road journeys, not just on September 26 but every say of the year.

That’s the aim of Project EDWARD each year.

Launched in 2016 the idea of the scheme is encourage all road users to reflect on their behaviour and attitude with the aim of reducing deaths on Europe’s roads by 50% by 2020.

The project is supported by drivers across the continent, plus very generous public and private sector partners.

This year’s day of action is tomorrow, Thursday 26 September.

Our long-term aim is to spearhead significant and sustained reduction in death and serious injury on roads across the world.

You can support the project by visiting here and pledging to…

  • Remind my family, friends and colleagues to take extra care on the roads.
  • Put my lights on for safety.
  • Drive as safely as I can and follow the rules when behind the wheel or riding a motorbike or bicycle.
  • Be extra vigilant and attentive to the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, children, older people and horse riders.
  • Drive at speeds that are both legal and safe.
  • Carry out proper safety checks on my tyres.
  • Pay particular attention when driving near schools, and where there are lots of children.
  • Never drive after drinking alcohol or taking drugs/medicines that could impair safety.
  • Look as far ahead as possible and not tailgate other drivers
  • Always wear my seat belt and ensure that everyone with me wears theirs.
  • Not use my mobile phone while driving.
  • Ensuring I am not distracted by anything inside or outside the car, or inside my head.
  • Set a good example to my passengers by driving calmly and safely.
  • If I’m a passenger, make sure that the driver is fit and legal to drive