The POLICE and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Mercia believes more can be done to improve road safety in the region.

John Campion has set out a strategy for reducing the number of deaths or serious injury on the roads, focussing on three key themes of reducing the number killed and seriously injured through prevention, increased enforcement, and offender rehabilitation and victim support.

The PCC believes his new plan supports his ongoing commitment to making the roads, and those that use them safer.

In order to deliver these, Mr Campion has increased funding in roads policing to improve visibility and enforcement on the roads.

Funding will also be allocated to projects and interventions with the aim of reducing harm on the roads caused by those of most risk.

But Mr Campion is also keen to hear the views of the public to help shape and develop the final strategy.

He said: “Road safety is a key priority and I remain committed to ensuring that together we find a way to make our roads safer.

"While there is some great work already being done around enforcement and raising general awareness, there is always more to be done.

“This strategy ties everything together and sets out my vision for delivering a more effective response.

"It also outlines how I will deliver on my responsibilities as commissioner within policing, as well as how I will work with partners locally and nationally to embed a whole-system approach.

“I welcome people’s views so this important document can be shaped by those that are using West Mercia’s roads.”

The draft strategy can be viewed here: and to take part in the consultation, which closes on Friday, May 15 visit