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Herts police and crime commissioner offers road safety cash

Groups with innovative ideas on how to improve safety on Hertfordshire's 4,000 miles of roads are being urged to apply for investment cash.

Over the last four years, the Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd's Road Safety Fund has awarded over £1.2m to more than 70 schemes.

Now Mr Lloyd has launched the fifth year, funded from motorists who have committed driving offences and been ordered to pay court costs following prosecution, or who have attended educational diversionary courses, such as a speed awareness course.

Herts Police and Crime commissioner David Lloyd (45034020)
Herts Police and Crime commissioner David Lloyd (45034020)

Successful previous applications have included speed indicator signs in villages, a project to support families affected by fatal accidents and older drivers' awareness courses.

Public sector organisations, voluntary sector, community groups, parish councils and businesses are eligible to apply.

Opening the fund Mr Lloyd, said: "The Road Safety Fund gives local people and organisations a say in developing and designing local solutions to make our roads safer.

"It is funded by people who have transgressed speed limits, but the fund is not about further punishing the motorist but educating them to protect all road users.

The fund focuses on a mix of enforcement and education. It is used to raise awareness, educate people and correct dangerous behaviour."

The Road Safety Fund is now open for expression of interest until Friday, April 2. Organisations will then be invited to complete a full application form.

For more details, see www.hertscommissioner.org/road-safety-fund

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