Driver safety campaign records thousands of offences

Gwent Police recorded more than a thousand offences during a week-long driver safety campaign in September.

Project EDWARD, which stands for Every Day Without a Road Death, is a national campaign aimed at reducing road deaths in the UK.

During the week Gwent Police ran a range of driver safety initiatives across Gwent and also focused enforcement activity in key areas.

In total they recorded 1022 offences, including seatbelt offences, speeding and mobile phone use.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert is a road safety lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. He said: “Gwent Police, and our other emergency services, are dealing with serious injuries and fatalities on our roads on a regular basis. All of these incidents could be avoided.

“Now, more than ever, we need to do our part to stay safe and keep the emergency services available for those who need them most, so please take extra care and stay safe on the roads.”