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Road Safety Conference

Tackling Road Safety is a key priority within the new Police and Crime Plan as it is a significant issue in our communities. This topic covers a broad range of issues which can only be tackled effectively if the police and partners such as the councils, highways agency and charities all work together to improve.

On Monday 14th November 2016 partners, organisations and members of the community from across West Yorkshire came together at Pudsey Civic Hall, Leeds for the first Road safety event to be hosted by Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. The focus of the afternoon was to listen to partners and communities, understand what is required to tackle road safety effectively across West Yorkshire and identify key shared goals with the police, our partners and our communities.

Around 72 delegates attended from 24 organisations including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, local council representatives, casualty reduction partnerships, cycling, horse riding, motoring and motorcycle organisations as well as members of the community. In addition there were expressions of interest from members of the public who couldn't make it on the day but were keen to be involved in partnership working.