Merseyside Police and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership recently joined forces as part of this year’s Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death).

Project EDWARD ran from 14-18 September, with the aim of reducing road casualties.

Across those five days, Merseyside Police officers attended various sites, speaking with drivers and conducting enforcement in Knowsley, Wirral, Sefton, Liverpool and St Helens. 

Each site was chosen based on a combination of community feedback and collision data.

Jane Kennedy, Merseyside’s police and crime commissioner, said: “Road crashes can shatter lives. They can bring injury and suffering to those involved, as well as to their families and loved ones.

“Ensuring our roads are as safe as possible is a priority for me, for Merseyside Police and the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership. We are working hard, all year round, to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads, making them safer for everyone to use.

“Crashes generally happen on our roads because people make mistakes. It might be poor judgement, a lapse of concentration, complacency, a poor decision or ignorance of road safety and the law. Project Edward is a great opportunity to educate and engage with road users to reduce the risks and to ensure that when these mistakes happen, they do not result in someone dying or suffering life-changing injuries.”


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