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  • Project EDWARD

    Project EDWARD

    Project EDWARD - the European Day Without A Road Death - is a road safety day of action which takes place in September each year.

    Organised by TISPOL, the European Police Traffic Network, Project EDWARD, encourages all road users to take extra care, with the aim of reducing the number of deaths and serious injury on Europe's roads and promoting awareness of road safety across the continent.

    By making small changes to our driving behaviour, such as making sure we and our passengers are all wearing our seatbelts, and not treating speed limits like targets, we can help create a safer environment on the county's roads.

    You can play your part by signing the Project EDWARD pledge here, and be extra vigilant, not just in September, but all year round. 

    Follow the campaign on Twitter and Facebook using the #ProjectEDWARD hashtag.

     In South Yorkshire Project EDWARD is supported by all four of the local authorities, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. 


    The Project EDWARD pledge

    I promise that I will:

    • Remind my family, friends and colleagues to take extra care on the roads.
    • Put my lights on for safety.
    • Drive as safely as I can and follow the rules when behind the wheel or riding a motorbike or bicycle.
    • Be extra vigilant and attentive to the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, children, older people and horse riders.
    • Drive at speeds that are both legal and safe.
    • Carry out proper safety checks on my tyres.
    • Pay particular attention when driving near schools, and where there are lots of children.
    • Never drive after drinking alcohol or taking drugs/medicines that could impair safety.
    • Look as far ahead as possible and not tailgate other drivers
    • Always wear my seat belt and ensure that everyone with me wears theirs.
    • Not use my mobile phone while driving.
    • Ensure I am not distracted by anything inside or outside the car, or inside my head.
    • Set a good example to my passengers by driving calmly and safely.


    Take the Project EDWARD pledge now, and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Click here to add your name to the campaign.