Police Action Taken During Project EDWARD

Wiltshire Police are taking part in Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death), a week-long national road safety campaign.

The project is supported by forces across the country, focusing on road safety, in particular for those who drive for work.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team have a proactive operation planned each day focussing on well-known dangerous roads across the county.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of drugs and being in possession of cannabis. He has since been released under investigation.

The force also issued 10 traffic offence reports for speeding, with the highest speed recorded at 110mph, while two tickets were issued for mobile phone use.

Two vehicles were seized for not having a licence to drive while a number of other motorists were educated on their manner of driving and the condition of their vehicles.

Ben Cox, Acting Police Sergent of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are pleased to be showing our support to Project EDWARD with both a show of enforcement on some of Wiltshire’s most dangerous roads and also by educating all road users, which includes cyclists and pedestrians.

“While we are constantly out patrolling the roads of Wiltshire to ensure that everyone is using the roads safely, action weeks like this help to really highlight some of our key messages to road users.

“A big focus for us is the fatal four factors and too often we are stopping drivers for speeding, using a mobile phone whilst driving, not wearing a seatbelt and drink/drug driving.

“These are all incredibly dangerous and increase the risk of an accident being fatal and having devastating, life-changing impacts on not only the victims but their families, friends and the wider community.

“We hope that by targeting some of the well-known hotspots with enforcement and education we can help to make our roads safer most importantly, save lives.”

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