Do you feel lucky?

Lottery

The odds of winning the national lottery jackpot:

1 in 45 million

and, every week, millions of people excitedly think it might be them

The odds of being involved in an injury collision while driving for work:

1 in 500

and, every week, millions of people refuse to believe it might be them

Police Accident

Government figures show that in 2018 there were approximately 42,000 deaths and injuries involving someone who was driving for work at the time.

However, it is rarely the driver who is the casualty. 82% of those deaths and injuries were other road users, often vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

With over 20 million vehicles thought to be used for work, including those who use their own personal cars, this means the odds of being involved in an injury collision during the year are just 1 in 500.

Project EDWARD stands for Every Day Without A Road Death and, in 2020, will focus on those who drive for work. The campaign will be delivered in association with Police forces across the UK as well as Highways England through their Driving for Better Business Campaign, the Association of Road Risk Management (ARRM) and the charity TyreSafe. It will also support the One Road, One Week campaign of police enforcement activity to be held 14th – 18th September.

Highways England

Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads – the Strategic Road Network which totals around 4,300 miles. While this represents only 2 per cent of all roads in England by length, these roads carry a third of all traffic by mileage and two thirds of all heavy goods traffic.

Highways England Website

DfBB

Driving for Better Business is a government-backed, Highways England programme to raise awareness of the business benefits that flow from effective management of work-related road risk. It provides employers with free tools and resources to help them reduce risk, control costs and improve compliance. Our vision is “A world where those who use the roads for work do so safely, efficiently, and sustainably”

Driving for Better Business Website

NPCC

The National Police Chiefs’ Council brings police forces in the UK together to help policing coordinate operations, reform, improve and provide value for money. We have a collective strength by coordinating the operational response across forces.

NPCC Website

ARRM

The Association for Road Risk Management is the essential membership organisation for professionals and organisations involved in work-related road safety and the management of occupational road risk, collaborating with other organisations to promote innovation and share best practice. Registered Charity Number 1054640.

ARRM Website