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Have your say on road safety

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Respect - Road Safety Summit

People in Bristol are being encouraged to have their say on road safety in the city at a special event being held next month.

Commuters and residents are being invited to put their questions to Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, Mayor George Ferguson and Chief Constable Nick Gargan.

The Road Safety Summit will be held on December 11 at City Hall and will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work of the police and council in relation to road safety and to take part in workshop discussions around the issues and solutions.

Questions or comments in relation to road safety should be submitted in advance of the forum and people can register to attend the event, which runs from 4pm until 6pm.

The event will be streamed online and an update from the meeting will be published on the PCC, police and council websites after the event.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “Road Safety became one of my priorities highlighted in the local Police and Crime Plans after people told me that it was one of the things that was most important to them.

“Residents have spoken to me regarding a variety of road safety issues they are concerned about and I felt by hosting a road safety summit we can come together to discuss these issues and raise awareness amongst road users.

“It’s important that all road users take care when on the road, however working together with the Mayor, police, partners and the many fantastic volunteers we have in our communities we will continue to focus on reducing the number of incidents on our roads.”

Mayor George Ferguson said: “The road safety summit will bring together everyone who has an interest in making our streets safer – not just council officers and the police – but community groups, young people and special interest campaigners.  While the number of those killed or seriously injured on our roads has reduced recently there are still too many incidents, especially those involving pedestrians and cyclists.  This summit will help us review our policies to ensure we have the right designs and procedures in place and are doing enough to reduce speeds and increase the visibilityand awareness of vulnerable road users.”

Chief Constable Nick Gargan said: “There is so much exciting work going on at the moment and a lot of bright ideas in relation to road safety. This summit is a great opportunity to hear a range of different perspectives and to come up with a plan to make Bristol a safer place for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.”

To register to attend the event: visit https://bristolroadsafety.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw or call 01275 816377 or email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk 

To submit a question: please submit questions in advance by emailing pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk

 

Posted on Friday 29th November 2013
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