Making our roads safer

Press Release: 02/06/2009

In 2007, Winchester’s roads recorded one of the highest numbers of fatalities within Hampshire.

In line with National Drugs week, Winchester Community Safety Partnership is looking to raise awareness of the impact that drugs can have on drivers.

Members of Winchester Community Safety Partnership along with the Crashed Vehicle unit will be in Winchester City Centre on Monday 8th June from 11am to 2pm.

An actual crashed vehicle will be on display to help members of the public understand the dangers they can be exposed to whilst on the roads.

Cllr Cooper Portfolio Holder for Communities and Safety said: “Taking action to reduce road traffic collisions and reducing the impact of drugs and alcohol misuse on crime and disorder are priorities for the Winchester Community Safety Partnership. Through this event we hope to show that there are very real risks that exist if you drive whilst under the influence of drugs.”

To find out more, please come along between 11am and 2pm in St Maurice’s Covert (opposite Marks and Spencer).

You can also visit to see how the partnership is working to reduce crime and disorder across the Winchester District.