James Luckhurst, Media Adviser for TISPOL


James Luckhurst is the media adviser for TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, a position he has held since 2008. He conceived the idea of Project EDWARD while out running in the late summer of 2015.

James’s career has been spent largely on the peripheries of the road safety world. He was a journalist and newsreader at the BBC World Service from 1990 to 2004, and worked on two series of the BBC1 show ‘So You Think You’re A Good Driver in 2001 and 2002.

These days he edits GoodMotoring magazine for GEM Motoring Assist and is involved in the production of road safety video material.

Recent examples include ‘Blue Light Aware’, ‘Still Safe to Drive’ and ‘Medicines, Driving and the Law’, all funded by GEM. He is married with four children. When not working he likes running alone, horse riding with his wife an cooking. At the age of 52, he is currently waiting to start training as a special constable with Dyfed-Powys Police.

Presentation: Project EDWARD – a case study
Project EDWARD (European Day Without a Road Death) will take place on 21 September in a bid to encourage a Europe-wide focus on road safety.

It has the support of a number of road safety stakeholder organisations in the UK and across Europe, including Road Safety GB.

As part of the campaign, TISPOL is encouraging road users to ‘make the pledge’ and promise to: ‘drive at speeds that are both legal and safe’, ‘pay particular attention when driving near schools’, ‘never drive after drinking alcohol or taking drugs/medicines, ‘always wear my seat belt’ and ‘not use my mobile phone while driving’.

In this presentation, Ruth will review the outcomes, successes and achievements of Project Edward. She will also discuss any lessons learnt and outline any future plans for Project Edward and/or other TISPOL road safety initiatives.