Officer to reduce crashes

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire Jason Ablewhite is funding a new police casualty reduction officer to help reduce the number of collisions on Cambridgeshire's roads.

Saturday, 21st January 2017, 5:00 pm
Police and Crime Commissioner Hustings at Wisbech Jason Ablewhite ANL-160105-170628009

The officer will work in partnership with other agencies and the public to help reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured as a result of collisions.

Mr Ablewhite said: “Every death and life changing injury which happens as a result of a road collision on a Cambridgeshire road is one too many.

“This new role provides an important resource to help educate people about keeping safe on our roads.”

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The officer will lead the educational element of campaigns such as ‘Drink Drive’ and ‘Think!’ on behalf of Cambridgeshire police.

Chief Constable Alec Wood said: “This role will form an important part of that work to change driver behaviour and save lives.”

The funding is for £150,000 over three years with a salary of £38,000.