Nigel Evans named Road Safety Parliamentarian
Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, has been named as Road Safety Parliamentarian of the month for August 2018, by Brake and Direct Line Group.
The award recognises Nigel’s efforts to improve road safety in his constituency, in particular work to improve rural road safety – a priority issue for Brake as the majority of road deaths occur on these roads.
Nigel has been leading the charge for road safety in recent months by tackling dangerous speeding on Pendleton Road, successfully lobbying for a roundabout to be installed at the Sabden Junction on the A59, and calling for extra money from the government to accelerate the repair of the many bad potholes in his constituency.
Nigel’s most recent effort to improve road safety in his constituency has focussed on tackling speeding motorists on the rural roads in and around Pendleton. Nigel was motivated to tackle this issue after witnessing motorists speeding through the village of Pendleton and was concerned about the risk posed to children, who are some of our most vulnerable road users. Nigel has requested traffic calming measures be installed by Lancashire county council and spoke with the chief constable of Lancashire police calling for greater enforcement of the speed limits.
Accepting his award, Nigel Evans MP said, ‘I’m grateful for this recognition which raises the importance of this issue- as it is literally life and death, and life changing when people, governments and local authorities get it wrong.’