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First-ever National Safe Speeds Day kicks off

Police forces across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are working together to highlight the human cost of excessive speed in the very first National Safe Speeds Day.

The first-ever National Speeds Day forms part of the Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) campaign running this week

Taking place today (15 September), the operation forms part of the Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) campaign running this week and will encourage compliance with speed limits.

All 43 police forces in England and Wales, as well as Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, are participating.

Project EDWARD, which is managed by RoadSafe in partnership with Driving for Better Business this year, promotes an evidence-led, ‘safe system’ approach – the long-term objective of which is a road traffic system free from death and serious injury.

Chief Constable Jo Shiner of Sussex Police says: “I am fully supportive of this first National Safe Speeds Day and I welcome the efforts by members of the Project EDWARD team to highlight the benefits for all road users of understanding and choosing speeds that are legal and safe.

“For a 24-hour period starting at 07:00 on Wednesday 15 September police officers all over the UK will step up their efforts to encourage compliance with speed limits, because we know lower speeds mean fewer road deaths.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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