A multi-agency initiative is seeking to improve road safety in West Mercia by tackling the root causes of risky driving behaviours.
#MORSE is a driver intervention programme led by YSS – a charity which supports vulnerable children, young people and adults – in partnership with the police and crime commissioner for West Mercia, West Mercia Police, Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service and Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Drivers are referred into the programme because they have caused, or been identified as someone who could potentially cause, a road traffic incident.
People are also encouraged to self refer or to refer friends and family who they think could be at risk.
All interventions – which tackle issues such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding and using a mobile phone – are tailored to the individual’s needs.