PCC speaks at road safety conference

This week West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson and Assistant Commissioner Ashely Bertie spoke at the ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and Enforcement User Group Conference.

At the NEC, the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner spoke about the importance of road safety and closer working between the police and Highways England.

This is something the PCC has continued to prioritise as part of his Police and Crime Plan 2016-2020. The conference was used to promote the future of the Safer Travel Plan, better dealing with incidents and economic development.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: "When I consulted on the Police and Crime Plan, road safety was ranked by the people of the West Midlands as the most important issue to them. I have acted on their concerns and continue to drive improvements such as closer working between partners, faster responses to incidents, and better use of technology to keep our roads moving."

Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner Ashley Bertie said: "Our roads are the arteries of our economy. Good policing can deny them to criminals, make them safer for the rest of us and contribute towards growing the economy, driving investment into the region and creating jobs."