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Ely to host national road safety day

ALL ROADS lead to Ely on Monday 13th September 2021 where local people will be able to access road safety advice throughout the day, as part of an annual, international road safety campaign.

Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) is an Europe-wide road safety campaign backed by government, the emergency services, highways agencies, road safety organisations and British businesses.

The campaign is travelling around the country to promote the latest advice and safety precautions linked to keeping all road users safe.

In support of Project EDWARD the county’s Vision Zero Partnership are delivering a “surround a town” event in Ely. The event forms part of the county’s new approach to road safety, increasing engagement with communities and working across multiple sectors to promote road safety from all angles – not just focusing on driver behaviour.

 Residents and visitors to Ely can expect to find:

  • Interactive exhibitions in Ely Market Place including a cycle-powered smoothie maker and game from 10:00 – 14:00
  • Free tyre and car seat safety checks at Sainsbury’s, Lisle Lane from 10:00 – 14:00

“As a former police officer I have had the very painful job of responding to serious injury or fatal incidents on our roads and telling relatives of those involved is one of the hardest things I have done in my career,” said Darryl. 

“The police cannot tackle road safety alone – we all have a part to play from those of us who use the roads, whether driving, cycling or walking, to those that design, build and manage them.”

“This is a great opportunity for local people to come along and visit the interactive exhibitions on offer. I am looking forward to trying out some of the demonstrations myself and would like to thank partners for bringing this initiative to the county.”

Vision Zero Partnership Delivery Manager, Matt Staton added, “It is great to see so many partners and stakeholders giving their time and expertise to the public.”

“If you have a spare 20 minutes, pop down, there is something for everybody.”

Pupils at Ely College, St. Mary Primary, Spring Meadow Primary and Highfields Special School will also receive road safety sessions throughout the day.