Safety campaign deemed a success by council - The Leamington Observer

Safety campaign deemed a success by council

Leamington Editorial 2nd May, 2022   0

A MONTH long campaign to help improve the safety of cyclists and bikers using the county’s roads has been deemed a success by Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership (WRSP).

The campaign also raised awareness of the issues of using illegal escooters and off road bikes.

As part of the month-long activities Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire County Council (WCC) offered a partnership approach to educating cyclists of all ages, drivers, and riders about the importance of having the correct skills, knowledge, and equipment to ride and drive safely.

Coun Andy Crump, spokesperson for community safety at WCC said:“It’s fantastic to see this collaborative safety work supporting the breadth of road users in Warwickshire.

“The campaign will have long-lasting effects in regards to improving road safety and the particularly strong involvement of children and young people across the month feeds into the Council’s goal of creating a child-friendly Warwickshire where children can lead safe, happy and healthy lives.”

Philip Seccombe chair of WRSP and Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said: “This is an excellent example of how partners collaborating as WRSP can reach even more people across Warwickshire with road safety messages, events and activities for cyclists of all ages.

“During the campaign, motorcyclists were encouraged to upskill by attending BikeSafe and BikerDown and the recent changes to the Highway Code were promoted as well as the issues around escooters and off-road bikes.

“Whilst the campaign aims to help make our roads safer for our vulnerable road users, we hope it will also encourage more people to take up active and sustainable travel options.”

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