Deputy Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Helen Fisher, spoke at an event at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday (21 May) to mark the end of the RoadPeace Challenge 2023.
The charity’s finale event aimed to bring together crash victims, bereaved families, emergency services, sponsors and supporters at the Arboretum’s RoadPeace Wood, which provides a symbolic place for RoadPeace members and bereaved families to visit.
Deputy Staffordshire Commissioner, and Co-chair of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), Helen Fisher, said: “Keeping Staffordshire’s roads safe is a key priority for myself and the Commissioner.
“Sadly, too many people continue to die or suffer serious injuries on our roads, with devasting consequences for their families, friends and communities.
“That’s why it’s vital we keep Staffordshire’s road network as safe as possible for everyone, whether we walk, ride, cycle or drive. We all have a part to play, whether that’s through our own skills and attitudes as drivers, or through making a difference locally by reporting speeding concerns.”
RoadPeace’s Rebecca Morris said: “We are very grateful to Helen and the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office for the support given throughout the RoadPeace Challenge, but especially at our finale event at the National Memorial Arboretum.
“Helen is clearly very passionate about supporting crash victims and bereaved families, and about preventing future road deaths and injuries across Staffordshire.”
The SSRP is a partnership between public sector organisations within Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, who work together to make our roads safer.
The SSRP aims to achieve a long-term, sustained reduction in road traffic collisions through joint work by partners including Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and National Highways.
Find out more about the RoadPeace Challenge.
Find out more about the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership.