Project EDWARD has linked up with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) campaign – One Road, One Week.
Also to be held 14th – 18th September, One Road, One Week will see police forces across the country running enforcement initiatives that will focus on those who drive for work. Some of the key offences receiving the polices attention during this campaign include:
- Speed: Particularly van drivers who are normally subject to lower speed limits than cars on single and dual carriageway roads.
- Maintenance: 5 million MOTs have been missed during lockdown and around a third of these vehicles, while officially legal, are likely to have safety critical faults such as worn tyres and brakes.
- Driver Behaviour: The ‘Operation Tramline’ HGV cabs will be patrolling the motorway network looking for drivers who are not in proper control of their vehicles with regular offences including use of mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts.
- Fatigue: Police have identified over 25,000 offences linked to drivers hours over the last 3 years using equipment provided by Highways England.
- Loading: Commercial vehicle drivers who have overloaded their vehicles, or mailed to properly secure their load, will be a particular focus.
- Towing: A recent compliance event found 94% of those stopped while towing were doing so unsafely with offences including incorrect hitching, no emergency brake cable, and the wrong licence.
For more information on the offences being targeted , and the police forces that are supporting Project EDWARD see our Enforcement page.