TISPOL launches 2019 Project EDWARD

08.00 | 24 April 2019 | | 1 comment

Plans have been unveiled for the 2019 edition of Project EDWARD, which will take place on 26 September.

Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) was created in 2016 by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, to ‘re-energise the reduction of fatalities and serious injuries on Europe’s roads’.

The event is now firmly established on the road safety calendar – and was recognised with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in October 2018.

The Prince Michael judges said the scheme – which in 2018 reached 25 million Twitter users – showed ‘a high degree of collaboration from a wide range of organisations working together across Europe’.

Ahead of the 2019 event, TISPOL has refreshed the Project EDWARD website, with a suite of resources soon to be available to download – including artwork and other useful materials to support the awareness-raising efforts.

A social media campaign will start on 1 September, with daily posts designed to highlight key road safety messages, while TISPOL will embark on a European-wide tour to drum up interest and support the work carried out by roads policing officers across the continent.

On the day itself, a Project EDWARD symposium will take place in Dublin, including a live 60-minute web broadcast.

As with previous years, members of the public are being encouraged to record a supportive video message, the best of which will be published on the Project EDWARD website.



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    Typically lots of publicity leading up to Project EDWARD, but based on previous years, no actual European Day Without A Road Death so far. Isn’t it a bit deluded of TISPOL to think that it is even possible in the first place? (No mention of life-changing injuries I notice).

    A day without a collision in a small European town is a big ask, let alone the hope of there being no death on the roads in the whole of Europe on one day.

    Hugh Jones, Cheshire
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