MERSEYSIDE COPS PUTTING THE BRAKES ON DANGEROUS DRIVING November 22nd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments MERSEYSIDE COPS PUTTING THE BRAKES ON DANGEROUS DRIVING Merseyside Police’s Roads Policing Department has undertaken a number of different activities across the region as part of Brake ’s Road Safety Week. The campaign, launched at the start of the week, called for drivers across the North West to tune into road safety to prevent crashes caused by multitasking at the wheel. Officers from Merseyside Police, working with local authorities and Mersey Fire and Rescue Service across the county, carried out a number of activities over the course of the week, which focussed on both education and enforcement. Sergeant Paul Mountford said: “This week we have been working with partners in Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads. “Activities have included roadside education in and around the city – where we stopped drivers to remind them of “The 20 Effect”, promoting 20 mph speed areas in Liverpool. We also carried out a “Kids Court” in Sefton – where drivers caught driving in excess of the speed limit near to schools are invited to be interview by the children about their driving. “Reducing serious road traffic collision and the heartache they cause to victim’s families is an absolute priority for Merseyside Police.” A full breakdown of activities is below – Monday – ‘Roadside education’ took place in Canning Street, Liverpool, which is now subject to a 20 mph speed limit. Over the course of the morning 15 drivers were invited to receive advice on “The 20 Effect”. Officers used a brake reaction tester to highlight the benefits of driving at a slower speed and drivers watched a video prepared by a local school. All drivers were driving at 30 – 33 mph and numerous more were given leaflets at the roadside. Wednesday – A ‘Kids Court’ took place at St Luke’s School in Formby. Officers summoned 10 drivers to sit in front of a panel of children to be questioned about their speeding near to the school. Officers also attended at St Oswald’s Primary School to conduct road safety talks. Thursday – Officers carried out an enforcement day of action, which resulted in 59 drivers stopped for speeding and a total of 118 drivers stopped for a variety of other offences. Friday – Police attended at a coffee morning on Woodchurch, Wirral to speak to older road users. Throughout the week – officers also spoke with various local businesses to give information to employees about the dangers of drink driving. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!