Project EDWARD is back: 14-18 September

24 Aug 2020 10:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Project EDWARD is back and, in 2020, is being run by ARRM in collaboration with Highways England, the police, and a number of valued supporters.

Project EDWARD, the brainchild of long standing ARRM member and Fellow, James Luckhust, started in 2016 as European Day Without A Road Death, being promoted as part of the old TISPOL calendar.

For 2020, the project has evolved into EVERY Day Without A Road Death and will focus on those who drive for work. The campaign will be delivered in association with police forces across the UK as well as Highways England through their Driving for Better Business Campaign.

It will also support the One Road, One Week campaign of police enforcement activity to be held 14th – 18th September, where forces across the country will be running compliance activities that specifically target those who drive for work.

In previous years, Project EDWARD has involved a live road trip, visiting stakeholders and road safety projects. This year, we are obviously constrained by coronavirus restrictions so we have put together a packed ‘virtual’ road trip with 20 stops showcasing some important initiatives, insight into some of the key road safety challenges, and useful tips for both those who drive for work, and those who manage them.

Safety measures permitting, we will still be able to make a few ‘live’ stops on our trip, reporting on activities happening during the week and speaking to some of the people involved. We’ll be doing this in our brand new Project EDWARD branded Vito van, kindly loaned to us by Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Our thanks also go to the following companies who have provided financial support for Project EDWARD to ensure we can reach as many people as possible.

Westcotec, GEM Motoring Assist, DriveTech, D.Tec International and Mercedes-Benz Vans

The will be a big push throughout September with the hashtag #ProjectEDWARD so please follow the activities on social media to see where we’ve been and where we’re going next. And please join in, comment and share as widely as possible.

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