With its mission focused on road casualty reduction and safer roads, DriveTech are delighted to have launched the 2020 Drivetech Vision Zero Awards after great success in its inaugural year in 2019.
The DriveTech Vision Zero Awards were launched to the UK police forces in July of last year and the year ended with a winning entry from Derbyshire Police and two fitting runners-up in the form of the Metropolitan Police, and RoadSafe Northern Ireland in support of the PSNI.
The aim of ‘Vision Zero’ is to recognise and reward police authority campaigns or initiatives designed to have a practical benefit in helping improve road safety with the desire to significantly reduce road deaths. Entry to the awards will be available to anyone operating significant road safety campaigns within a police territory in association or partnership with the Police.
In its inaugural year we were delighted by the number of entries and hope that, despite the inevitable challenges faced with the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restricting many normal practices, that 2020 will yield some great new initiatives.
Des Morrison, Police Contracts Director at DriveTech said: “We are delighted to be able to build upon the success of our inaugural 2019 Vision Zero awards as we launch the 2020 opportunity. The number and quality of the road safety initiatives covered within last year’s submissions were excellent.
“Derbyshire Police’s motorcycle awareness project was awarded top prize; with the Met Police motorway casualty reduction initiative and Road Safe Northern Ireland national road safety education quiz involving the majority of junior schools in NI, both worthy runners up.
We look forward to receiving, showcasing and rewarding similarly good initiatives no matter how large or small during 2020. Partnership working for the benefit of road safety remains a crucial priority for DriveTech and all our partners.”
The Awards in 2020 are for the winning entry to receive £5,000 towards further road safety improvement campaign activity, with two runners-up receiving £1,500 each for the same purpose.