Wirral Council wins road safety honour
at National Transport Awards
WIRRAL was among the winners at the
prestigious National Transport awards, with the Councils:- 'Mind Your
scheme coming out on top in the:- 'Road Safety' category.
Judges were looking for initiatives designed to reduce casualties and congestion
on our roads and the entry fought off stiff competition from across the UK.
The 'Mind Your Business' initiative was launched 3 years ago to remind company
bosses of their responsibilities and duty of care to employees who drive as part
of their work.
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport said:-
"Our Road Safety team has worked tirelessly to improve road safety in Wirral and
this award is testament to that. 'The Mind your Business' initiative has gone from strength to strength and I am
really pleased that our forward thinking and innovative team is now being
recognised at a national level."
Wirral Council's Road Safety Team invite representatives from local businesses
to attend an annual conference to discuss issues and concerns about road safety.
Business leaders also attended a 'mock trial' to demonstrate the
potential consequences for a company if 1 of their drivers is involved in a
collision. To find out more about the 'Mind Your Business'
initiative visit their
website. Alternatively, you can also send them an email to:- firstname.lastname@example.org or ring
Paul Leatherbarrow from
Wirral Council's Road Safety Team, on:- 0151 606 2397.