All of us make use of our roads in some way, whether we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, travel as passengers in cars or on public transport, as active cyclists, horse riders or simply by walking through our neighbourhoods. Road safety is therefore something that truly touches on all our lives, every single day.
Sadly, it remains the case that far too many people are killed or seriously injured on our roads and we need to encourage a major shift in attitudes and behaviours to bring these numbers down. Every one of these deaths represents an individual with families and friends who have had to suffer a devastating loss and causes a ripple effect across local communities.
As a county, the agencies with responsibility for road safety all work closely together to try and make a real difference and bring year on year change. Through the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership, we are coordinating all our activity to help promote the ways in which we can all be more considerate and safer road users, while also ensuring that swift action is taken against those who pose a danger on our roads.
This is just the start of the journey to make our roads truly safe however, and I hope everyone across the county will play their part in helping us reduce unnecessary death and suffering on our roads.
Philip Seccombe TD
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Chair of the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership