Weekend of accidents on Gloucestershire roads will be discussed during road safety meeting next week
1:00pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
FOLLOWING a tragic weekend of accidents on Gloucestershire roads, an urgent meeting has been called to discuss road safety.
Last weekend three people were killed on Gloucestershire roads and a number of others were seriously injured.
The county's police and crime commissioner, Martin Surl, has called a meeting with key members of the county's Road Safety Partnership.
He will meet with Chief Fire Officer Jon Hall who is head of the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership, County Councillor Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure and Assistant Chief Constable Sally Crook to discuss what more can be done to reduce the casualty toll.
“My heart goes out to the families involved. Behind every incident of this kind is a human tragedy and we have to do more to prevent them from happening”, said Mr.Surl.
“The figures show that the safe driving message is getting through and drivers appear to be taking their responsibilities, not only to themselves but also to other road users, more seriously. However, the events of last weekend are proof, if any were needed, that we cannot be complacent”.
Making Gloucestershire’s roads safer is one of the Commissioner’s main priorities and he has already invested heavily in a number of schemes to provide better training for young drivers and improve road safety.
“I have said on numerous occasions that people should be able move around our county in safety and with as much ease and convenience as possible”, said Mr.Surl.
“I will continue to work with partners to achieve that goal”.