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Road safety news: latest news

  • Don't risk a drink drive conviction this Christmas

    Motorists across West Mercia are today being reminded of the dangers of driving under the influence of drink or drugs during the festive period.

  • National Road Safety Week

    With National Road Safety Week taking place next week (19 - 25 Nov), the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is supporting the theme of 'Be Bike Smart'.

  • Speed enforcement strengthened on A4110 route in Herefordshire

    The Safer Roads Partnership is strengthening its speed enforcement activity on the A4110 route from Hereford to Leintwardine with additional enforcement sites being launched along the A4110 enforcing a combination of speed limits.

  • Tune into tyre safety

    This October is national tyre safety month. During the month-long campaign, organised by TyreSafe, motorists will be encouraged to 'Tune into tyre safety!'

  • Police continue crackdown on drivers using mobile phone

    West Mercia Police, the Safer Roads Partnership and National Fire Chiefs Council are supporting the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) mobile phone week of action next week 17th-23rd September, by targeting motorists who continue to use their handheld mobile phone at the wheel.

  • All road users encouraged to 'Think Bike' during national motorcycle week of action

    West Mercia Police are reminding all road users to 'THINK BIKE' this coming week during the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) National Motorcycle Week (27th August - 2nd Sept).

  • Police urge motorists to 'Slow Down'

    With a European-wide speed enforcement campaign taking place this week, West Mercia Police are urging all motorists to stay safe and keep speeds down. The campaign is run by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network - established by traffic police forces across Europe to improve road safety and law enforcement.

  • Free 'Biker Down' course: Bromsgrove

    Bikers across Worcestershire are invited to attend a free three-hour 'Biker Down' course, offering potentially life-saving skills. Bromsgrove: Friday 7th September (10am-1pm)

  • 'Operation Snap' launched to help reduce unacceptable behaviour on the roads

    Thanks to a pioneering new initiative, road users now have the opportunity to use their own digital footage from dashcams and other devices to help keep the roads safer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

  • Improving Road Safety across West Mercia

    With Government pledging extra funding for various road safety initiatives yesterday there is clear recognition of the importance of road safety not just nationally but locally.

  • Kick Drink Drive

    Motorists across West Mercia are today being reminded of the dangers of driving under the influence of drink or drugs this summer

  • New speed enforcement sites launching across Worcestershire

    The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is launching a number of new mobile speed enforcement sites in Worcestershire, in direct response to concerns raised about the speed of vehicles travelling in each area.

  • All motorists encouraged to 'Think Bike' during national motorcycle week of action

    Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, together with the Safer Roads Partnership, are reminding road users to 'THINK BIKE' this week during the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) National Motorcycle Week of Action (28th May).

  • New speed enforcement sites launching in Shropshire

    The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is launching a number of new mobile speed enforcement sites in Shropshire, in direct response to concerns raised about the speed of vehicles travelling in each area. New sites will be launched on the A528 Grange Road Ellesmere, B5068 Dudleston Heath, Wenlock Road in Bridgnorth, Sutton Road in Shrewsbury and the village of Treflach.

  • Mobile speed camera to be introduced on Alcester Road, Wythall

    The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is launching a new mobile speed enforcement site on Alcester Road, Wythall in direct response to concerns raised by local residents and Wythall Parish Council about the speed of vehicles travelling along the 30mph road.

  • THINK BIKE

    Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Safer Roads Partnership is today launching their 2018 'THINK BIKE' campaign - aimed at motorcycle riders and other road users - to help reduce casualties and deaths on roads across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

  • Police urge motorists and passengers to 'Belt up'

    With a European-wide seatbelt enforcement campaign taking place this week, West Mercia Police are urging all motorists and their passengers to stay safe and use their seatbelt every time they travel in a vehicle. The campaign is running from 12th - 18th March to encourage motorists to belt up, through a combination of campaign and enforcement activity.

  • Drive drink and drug free - getting the message across

    As national drink drive figures are released, West Mercia local figures still show a low percentage of those providing a positive breath test.

  • Police continue crackdown on drivers using mobile phone

    West Mercia Police, the Safer Roads Partnership and National Fire Chiefs Council are supporting the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) mobile phone week of action next week 22nd - 28th January, by targeting motorists who continue to use their handheld mobile phone at the wheel.

  • Speed enforcement in operation on M5 Worcestershire

    The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is advising all motorists travelling along the M5 in Worcestershire to be aware that speed enforcement is in operation between junctions 6 and 4a. Variable speed limits may be in place throughout the day and if not signed otherwise the national speed limit will apply.

  • Free 'Biker Down' courses: Bromsgrove and Peterchurch

    Bikers across Worcestershire and Herefordshire are invited to attend a free three-hour 'Biker Down' course, offering potentially life-saving skills. Two dates are available: Bromsgrove: Sunday 20th May (10am-1pm) Peterchurch: Sunday 17th June (10am-1pm)