South Yorkshire safety experts on the right road to top award

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A UNIQUE learning facility which helps make South Yorkshire a less dangerous place has scooped a prestigious road safety award

The annual Prince Michael International Road Safety Award has been handed to the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby, Rotherham.

The award was presented to Chf Supt Keith Lumley, chairman of the Safer Roads Partnership, and Supt Eddie Murphy, head of the South Yorkshire Police Community Safety Department, based at the Lifewise.

Road safety experts from across the country visited the centre for the presentation - and to see its work.

The visit included a hard-hitting performance on the Lifewise set depicting the aftermath and consequences of a fatal road crash.

The performance and others are incorporated into community safety programmes at Lifewise to highlights road safety and promotes citizenship.

The Lifewise Centre also hosts a wide range of road safety programmes throughout the year.

Initiatives are aimed at young drivers, people driving for work, motorcyclists, cyclists, mobility scooter users, elderly drivers and pedestrians.

Chief Supt Keith Lumley said: “It is an honour that our work and commitment to safety on the roads has been recognised by the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards.”

Supt Eddie Murphy added: “I am really pleased that the hard work and efforts of everyone involved in activity at the centre and our innovative approach to addressing safety issues have been acknowledged with this prestigious award.”