Police forces and agencies, including road safety partnerships, can enter now for the 2020 DriveTech Vision Zero Awards, which celebrate successes and share best practice in road casualty reduction and safer roads.
Now in their second year, the awards recognise “projects, campaigns or other initiatives that have a practical benefit in helping improve road safety with the desire to reduce road deaths in your territory/area of operation significantly”.
The 2019 awards crowned Derbyshire Police as the overall winner for its UpRight campaign, which focused on road safety for less experienced or returning-to-biking riders and received £5,000 towards further road safety campaign work. Two runners-up were also named, in the form of the Metropolitan Police, and RoadSafe Northern Ireland in support of the PSNI, and were both awarded £1,500 for the same purpose.
Des Morrison, police contracts director at DriveTech said: “The number and quality of the road safety initiatives covered within last year’s submissions were excellent.
“Derbyshire Police’s motorcycle awareness project was awarded top prize; with the Met Police motorway casualty reduction initiative and Road Safe Northern Ireland national road safety education quiz involving the majority of junior schools in NI, both worthy runners up.”
Entry to the 2020 awards is open to anyone operating significant road safety campaigns within a police territory in association or partnership with the police.
Morrison added: “We look forward to receiving, showcasing and rewarding similarly good initiatives no matter how large or small during 2020. Partnership working for the benefit of road safety remains a crucial priority for DriveTech and all our partners.”
Details of the awards and how to enter can be found here.