Edward Timpson MP has been campaigning to prevent further deaths on the M6 and other roads in his Crewe & Nantwich constituency.
He joined forces with the Crewe and Nantwich Chronicle to promote their "No more deaths" campaign, and supported a petition urging the Government to improve road safety on the M6. This followed seven deaths on the motorway in South Cheshire, including all six members of the Statham family in October 2008.
Edward has arranged a meeting with Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, in January 2009, to further discuss the M6 death toll and possible solutions.
Edward has also responded to constituents road safety concerns with regard to the notorious A530 Middlewich Road in Crewe. There have been 186 casualties, including 10 deaths, on the A530 during the last three years. In response, Edward has backed the Look Out! road safety campaign which was launched in November at Leighton Hospital. The campaign aims to help raise awareness of the dangers on the A530. During the campaign launch visitors were able to speak to road safety officers, watch a film giving advice on how to become a better driver and take away an information pack.
In addition, following a meeting with worried constituents in Shavington, a rural village with poorly controlled country lanes, Edward has been working with residents and local government to move the start of the controlled zone in order to ensure that drivers slow down from the national speed limit well before they reach a residential area. This will ensure the safety of the residents, and is essential in order to help prevent tragedy on this stretch of road.
Edward Timpson MP says: "I am delighted to have been chosen by Brake for this award, but the honour is not all mine. The Chronicle, the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership and the residents of Gresty Lane have all campaigned hard to raise awareness of the dangers we face as drivers, passengers and pedestrians in Crewe & Nantwich. I will continue to do my best to make sure their concerns are given the attention they deserve, both locally and in Westminster."
If you know of a dangerous road in your area, let Brake know by calling our Zak the zebra hotline on 08000 68 77 80, and Brake could help you campaign for road safety improvements.