A campaign launched by TISPOL and the European Union
Like every police force in the European Union (and some outside too), the Swedish police are members of TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. Together with the European Union, this network has launched a campaign focusing on a Day - this year it is 21 September – which it is hoped will be a day without deaths on European roads. The campaign is not just for motorcyclists – but all road users. Details of the campaign, which has been given the name EDWARD (European Day without a Road Death) can be found at the following site: https://www.tispol.org/edward
It would be a wonderful achievement if 21 September really could be a day with no deaths on Europe’s roads. To try to make this happen, or at least to help the campaign make a significant impact, you can sign an electronic pledge on the campaign site. But most of all, you can make a contribution by being particularly mindful if you take to the road next Wednesday 21 September.
Of course, driving carefully is not just for special occasions. Safety is all about what we all do as road users, day in day out, in our everyday lives. But the sad truth is that accidents happen and the aim of this campaign is to remind all road users of the great responsibility that goes with the privilege of using our vehicles to get to work, visit friends, enjoy the scenery and all the other things that we may sometimes take for granted.
FIM / FIM Europe requests national federations and clubs to help this campaign by giving it publicity through internet sites and social media.
SMC – the Swedish organisation for road riding motorcyclists – is supporting EDWARD.