Over a quarter of a million pounds will fund projects to make roads safer across West Mercia, as part of PCC John Campion’s Road Safety Fund.

With the original fund boosted by £30k after more than 80 applications were submitted by local communities, the PCC is funding a wide-range schemes in Herefordshire.

Understanding speeding is a major contributory factor in around one third of all road traffic collisions, the PCC is investing in measures to drive down speed.

There will be investment into Speed Indicator Devices for parishes across the county.

Supporting the work of West Mercia Police’s Road Safety Team, new signage will be installed in Bodenham to remind motorists about the legal speed limit and alert them of flooding.

The PCC is backing an innovative project in Cusop to the tune of £5,100 with gates being installed to tackle speeding going into and out of the parish.

Projects covering the whole of West Mercia will also benefit from the PCC’s funding. West Mercia Police’s ‘Car Safety Campaign’ will see safety advice rolled out to parents to reduce harm to young passengers.

PCC John Campion said: “I speak regularly to residents and road safety is often a top priority. It’s a concern I share, and I am committed to playing my part to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on our roads.