East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has signed a pledge supporting Project Edward “European Day Without a Road Death” as part of ongoing efforts to make our roads safer.
Project EDWARD is run by TISPOL - the European-wide Traffic Police network. Its target is that no one should die on the roads of Europe on Wednesday 21 September.
David Kemp, Community Safety Manager at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said,
“Project EDWARD has a simple approach – it asks people to look at the way they behave on the roads. We know that being distracted or not paying attention can contribute to collisions – we believe that people can make all the difference when it comes to making our roads safer for everyone which is why we have signed the pledge.”
The road safety pledge states:
I promise that I will:
• 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.
• 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.
You can sign the pledge online.