2020 Theme:
Driving for Work

14th – 18th September 2020


Project EDWARD 2020 Report

Download the Campaign Review Report

#ProjectEDWARD 2020 was a huge success. You can download a summary of the campaign showing the huge reach achieved across social media, online news, radio and TV, as well as a full list of contributors. Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who helped.

Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, explains why she is supporting #ProjectEDWARD. Karin set up the all party parliamentary group (APPG) on trailer and towing safety – one of our highlighted themes for Thursday, when we look in detail at safer vehicles.

Highways England Chief Executive Jim O’Sullivan voices his support for Project EDWARD and calls on other business leaders to ask what else they can do to reduce the risk for those employees who drive for work.

Simon Turner, Campaign Manager for Driving for Better Business and Chairman of the Association for Road Risk Management launches #ProjectEDWARD 2020 on national radio with coverage across over 140 radio stations on Monday 14th September.

Chris Spinks is Managing Director of Westcotec, a company that designs, manufactures and installs road safety systems. He talks to James Luckhurst about his support for #ProjectEDWARD.

Paul Bennett, Senior Roads Policy Adviser at Highways England joins us at Bromsgrove Police Station in the West Mercia force region, to look at some of the risks in driving for work, and explains the importance of campaigns like #ProjectEDWARD.

Where are we going on our ‘virtual’ road trip?

Here’s what’s happening from the 14th – 18th September

Road Trip
Mercedes-Benz Vans Vito

The Project Edward Road Trip will be stopping at multiple locations each day to share exciting content, knowledge, interviews and stories all linked to keeping those who drive for work safe.

We’ll be looking at Safer Drivers, Safer Vehicles, Safer Journeys and Driver Wellbeing as well as how best to manage those who drive for work in order to reduce risk, control costs and improve efficiency.

The Project EDWARD road trip has been very kindly sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans

Police forces across the country will be focusing on those who drive for work

Find out which forces are supporting Project EDWARD and which offences are likely to be targeted


Project EDWARD Collaboration

Highways England
Department for Transport
Transport Scotland
Baroness Vere

Every Day Without A Road Death is this year supported by the Driving for Better Business programme. The programme aims to raise awareness of the important responsibilities shared by those who drive for work and their employers, to clearly show the vital role they can play in ensuring safety on our roads. I am pleased to see that this new collaborative project is receiving such widespread support across the whole of the UK.”

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport

And it wouldn’t be possible without our valued supporters! A big thank you to…

GEM Motoring Assist
Mercedes-Benz Vans
Road Safety GB
Road Safety Support
Thatcham Research
Driving Change
Royal Mail
Driver Hire
Liz Brooker MBE

“Road Safety GB is delighted to be able to support the Project Edward 2020. Driving for Work is an area of concern for all, this year is no exception, despite the additional worry we have all felt due to COVID-19, it is important as more people return to a more normal working life that we remember to take extra care and consideration for other road users when driving as part of our work. Road Safety GB with its network of road safety professionals will support and promote the project to help keep us all safe as we go about our daily lives.”

Liz Brooker MBE
Road Safety and Sustainable Transport Manager, Lewisham Council
Chair, Road Safety GB