OFFICERS and staff from West Yorkshire Police will be collectively running, walking, cycling or horse riding 1,766 miles this week as part of a charity challenge to raise awareness of road safety.

The aim is to honour the 1,766 people who were killed on the UK’s roads in 2022.

Until Sunday, officers and staff will take part in this year’s national RoadPeace Challenge.

The event is backed by both the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council.

Its mission is to bring people to make a united stand against road death and injury.

Officers will log their activity in a bid to countdown from 1,766 miles down to zero as a reflection of the force’s commitment to Vision Zero.

Chief Inspector James Farrar, Head of West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “I’m proud so many officers and staff from across the force have chosen to raise awareness of road safety by signing up for the RoadPeace Challenge.”

“As a roads policing officer I have, on too many occasions, experienced first-hand the unimaginable trauma and heartache such loss has on families, friends and communities.’’

Sixty-five people died on West Yorkshire roads in 2022. A further 1,348 people were seriously injured as a result of collisions.