Bring Your A-Game Road Safety

Promoting safer driving on Shropshire's A-Roads

The majority of collisions in Shropshire take place on its busy network of A-roads.

With unexpected hazards, changing road conditions and sharp bends, A-roads bring a variety of risks not seen as regularly during motorway driving.

That's why we are encouraging the people of Shropshire and beyond to bring their A-game to the A-roads of the county, keeping in mind some simple advice to make our roads safer and ensure you reach your destination. 

Advice for safer driving

Speed - Adjust your speed to match the road’s potential hazards
Health - Check in with yourself before starting your next journey - are you feeling well enough to drive?
Intoxicants - Alcohol and drugs affect vital reactions. Ensure you have allowed enough time for any drugs or alcohol to leave your system before you drive.
Awareness - Be prepared for unexpected hazards at all times. A-roads often have blind bends and in rural areas it is more likely there could be an obstruction in the road. Always be aware of your surroundings and adjust accordingly.
Judgement - Consider risks, adapting your driving style in response. Is it really safe to overtake? Do you have enough time to spot a hazard and stop?

Did you know?

There are six roads in Shropshire where we have seen a large number of serious collisions and fatalities. 

These include:

  • A442
  • A49
  • A53
  • A5
  • A458
  • A41

On these roads alone there have been 163 collisions since 2021. Sadly 39 people lost their lives as a result of these incident and another 168 were seriously injured. 

This is why we're working to raise awarenes to all motorists whether you've just passed your test or been driving for years.

Events

We'll be taking part in activities and events around the county to spread the Bring Your A-Game message. These include:

Date Location
12/06/204 Market Drayton Cattle Market
16/06/2024 DAS Car Show, West Midlands Showground
20/06/2024 Biker Meet, Raven Cafe, Whitchurch
22/06/2024 Harper Adams University 

Our Prevention Team and firefighters will be speaking to the community and giving out freebies. The activities include:

  • Special goggles - these goggles show you what being intoxicated or fatigued does to your vision
  • Road traffic collision demonstration
  • Tyre tread measure 

Competition

Take part part in our Road Safety Quiz for a chance to win:

  • £30 Amazon Voucher
  • Santa Pod family ticket for the European finals on Saturday 7th September
  • Detail Kitchen prize

Simply answer the four questions and if you get them all right you're entered into the draw to win one of these prizes. 

 

 

is an innovative safer roads initiative that is funded by West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office.

The aim is to reduce the harm caused on the roads of West Mercia by reducing the number of collisions, serious injuries and deaths across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Worcestershire.

Anyone can access the support. You can access this support by either:

Self-Referral;

  • Asking your Liaison and Diversion Worker while in custody, or after you have left custody;
  • Asking a Police Officer if you are stopped at the roadside;
  • By speaking to your Drug and Alcohol Worker or Social Prescriber; or
  • If you are on probation, you can ask your Offender Manager.

For more information, visit their website