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December 2018

SERP THINK! drink drive campaign mate2THINK! festive drink-drive campaign seeks help of ‘mates’

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is supporting the annual festive THINK! drink-drive campaign, which aims to encourage young men to step in if their mate is tempted to drink and drive.
(14 December 2018)



SERP be bright be seen home‘Be Bright Be Seen’, urges the Safer Essex Roads Partnership

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is reminding cyclists to use bike lights when riding during dark hours.
(7 December 2018)



SERP SAT wickford home‘I’m an idiot’ says mobile phone using driver

A driver has confessed to being an ‘idiot’ after being caught using her mobile phone during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ day in Wickford.
(6 December 2018)



pedestrians-at-night 500x250Winter warning for Essex pedestrians

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is encouraging pedestrians to spare an extra thought for their safety this winter, with figures highlighting a spike in casualties after the clocks went back in October.
(4 December 2018)



November 2018

SERP Brake RSW homeRoad Safety Week 2018 – daily update

Throughout Road Safety Week 2018 we are publishing a daily update of activities and interventions that are taking place place across Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.
(21 November 2018)



SERP Road Safety Week 2018 homeSERP gears up for Road Safety Week

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is gearing up for a busy Road Safety Week, with a comprehensive programme comprising more than 40 activities and initiatives.
(15 November 2018)



SERP good egg guides homeChild safety and new driver guides made available FOC

Two road safety guides, focusing on in-car child safety and new drivers, have been made available for Essex road users to access free-of-charge.
(14 November 2018)



SERP look out for each other homeRoad users asked to ‘look out for each other’

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is asking all road users to ‘look out for each other’ this winter in support of the THINK! cycle safety campaign.
(12 November 2018)



SERP Essex gritters homeEssex Highways set for winter weather

Essex Highways’ winter service has officially started, with gritter drivers on standby, a new salt barn – and more localised forecasting ready for any severe weather.
(5 November 2018)



October 2018

SERP Basildon event homeTraffic operation nets more than 70 driving offences

Forty drivers have been issued with awareness courses after being stopped by Essex Police for failing to wear a seatbelt.
(26 October 2018)



SERP Thurrock potholes homeEssex County Council continues fight against potholes

Surface dressing techniques were applied to more than 250 miles of Essex roads this summer – as part of efforts to prevent potholes forming.
(23 October 2018)



SERP-EUROMIX-500pxEuromix assists SERP with Bikebility training in Clacton

The transport manager of the concrete supplier Euromix attended a Bikeability session which featured a concrete mixer lorry at Clacton County High School on 25-26 September.
(16 October 2018)



NTA-EXTRA-EYES-500PXNational recognition for Extra Eyes campaign

The Extra Eyes campaign, launched by the Safer Essex Roads Partnership in 2017, has been recognised with a prestigious national road safety award.
(12 October 2018)



SERP PE 2018 comic homePupil picks up iPad for winning comic competition

A pupil from the Alec Hunter Academy in Braintree has recieved an iPad after being named winner of a school comic competition organised in support of Project EDWARD 2018.
(9 October 2018)



SERP Mary Whiley homeCommunity Speed Watch co-ordinator recognised with award

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has congratulated Community Speed Watch co-ordinator, Mary Whiley, who was recognised for her outstanding work at the annual Essex Police Awards on 25 September.
(2 October 2018)



September 2018

SERP off-duty officer homeOff-duty officer helps elderly driver in distress

An off-duty special constable from Essex Police has been praised for helping a distressed elderly driver, who needed assistance after his vehicle suddenly broke down on the A130.
(25 September 2018)



SERP young rider camp homeSERP launches new young rider campaign

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has launched a new young rider campaign by speaking to hundreds of students at the Colchester Institute.
(11 September 2018)



SERP safe pass homeOperation Safe Pass launches in Essex

A new operation has been launched to help keep vulnerable road-users safe on roads in Essex, by targeting drivers who pass cyclists and horse riders at an unsafe distance.
(6 September 2018)



SERP Colchester 20mph homeFunding to make journeys across Colchester ‘easier and smoother’

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are set to benefit from a major funding boost to support schemes making it easier and smoother to travel across Colchester.
(4 September 2018)



August 2018

SERP soldier event home‘Hard-hitting’ road safety messages delivered to Essex troops

Soldiers based in Essex have had the repercussions of dangerous driving spelt out to them as part of an event organised by the county’s Fire and Rescue service.
(22 August 2018)



SERP drink drive campaign homeConvictions follow drink and drug drive campaign

More than 40 drivers have been convicted following a month-long drink and drug drive campaign earlier this summer.
(16 August 2018)



SERP SAT 9 Aug home“I was hungry and it’s the first day of my diet”

This was given as an excuse by a woman having been spotted eating pasta with a fork while behind the wheel.
(10 August 2018)



SERP Southend CCTV car homeCCTV vehicle deployed to deter dangerous parking in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is deploying the latest generation of CCTV vehicle to deter motorists from parking dangerously – specifically outside schools and adjacent to bus stops.
(9 August 2018)



SERP extra eyes2 homeJuly a record month for Extra Eyes initiative

Essex Police responded to a record 98 ‘Extra Eyes’ submissions during July – after receiving more than 300 submissions in a single month for the first time.
(3 August 2018)



July 2018

Ford driving schools SERP homeFord young driver initiative comes to Essex

Young drivers across Essex are being encouraged to sign-up for a free training programme, delivered by the vehicle manufacturer Ford.
(31 July 2018)



SERP Epping homeSurvey explores risk perception, attitudes and behaviours

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is encouraging the county’s road users to take a short survey designed to shape future road safety interventions.
(24 July 2018)



SERP SAT clacton home‘I’m not wearing a seatbelt as my dog has just been to the vets’

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has reminded road users in Clacton-On-Sea that there is no excuse for poor driving – during the latest ‘Surround a Town Day’ in the seaside town.
(23 July 2018)



SERP Thurrock crucial crew homeThurrock pupils learn ‘crucial’ road safety lessons

A week-long event has seen children in Thurrock learn the importance of keeping safe while walking to school and out with friends.
(18 July 2018)



SERP cycling 2 homeClean air campaign launched in south Essex

Motorists in south Essex are being encouraged to leave their car at home for short journeys – and switch to walking, cycling and taking the bus.
(13 July 2018)



SERP extra eyes homeExtra Eyes submissions on the rise

Essex Police received a record 289 videos during June as part of the Extra Eyes campaign – and took action in response to 65 of the clips.
(5 July 2018)



SERP Brentwood SAT homeExcuses, excuses…

‘A rat has eaten my speaker wires so my Bluetooth doesn’t work so I had to hold my phone to hear what they were saying’.
(3 July 2018)



June 2018

SERP Thurrock cyclists homeMarathon success for Thurrock cyclist

More than 300 people took part in the Thurrock Cycle Marathon on 3 June – including Nikki Martin, who only learned to ride a bicycle four weeks prior to the event.
(21 June 2018)



SERP M11 J8 homeEssex road users asked for views on road safety

A new survey has been launched asking road users in Essex what they think will improve road safety in the county.
(19 June 2018)



SERP drink drive campaign homeSERP launches #DriveSafeDriveSober

Do you know how much time you have to react to something on the road when driving? That is the question the Safer Essex Roads Partnership is asking during this summer’s anti-drink and drug driving campaign.
(14 June 2018)



Southend speedwatch homeCommunity speed watch volunteers helping to reduce speeding

A total of 1,343 community speed watch sessions were carried out by volunteers across Essex last year.
(6 June 2018)



SERP Learner drivers motorway homeLearner drivers gear up for motorway lessons

SERP has welcomed the news that from today (4 June), learner drivers can take motorway driving lessons in a law change intended to improve road safety.
(4 June 2018)



May 2018

SERP Epping homeMobile phone and seatbelt offences detected at ‘Surround a Town’ in Epping

The latest ‘Surround a Town’ event took place in Epping on 18 May, with a string of mobile phone and seatbelt offences detected by Essex Police.
(22 May 2018)



NDORS course SERP homeDrivers less likely to reoffend after speeding course, study finds

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has welcomed a new report which shows that speed awareness courses reduce re-offending rates.
(16 May 2018)



SERP school board homeAmbassadors sought to promote road safety at Essex schools

Road Safety Ambassadors are being appointed at schools across Essex, as part of an ongoing initiative to spread road safety messages among students.
(11 May 2018)



SERP my red thumb2 home‘Thumbs up and mobiles down’ for My Red Thumb Day

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is supporting My Red Thumb Day (10 May), by encouraging road-users to post selfies of their red thumbs on Facebook.
(10 May 2018)



SERP Southend SAT home100+ seatbelt offences detected as ‘Surround a Town’ visits Southend

The latest ‘Surround a Town’ event took place in Southend on 20 April, with more than 100 seatbelt offences detected by Essex Police.
(3 May 2018)



April 2018

SERP Thurrock cycle homeJosie joins the pedal revolution

A Thurrock mum can now enjoy cycling with her daughter following a successful lesson from Thurrock Council’s cycling instructor.
(30 April 2018)



SERP young driver homeYoung driver initiative to launch in Maldon

A new initiative to help young drivers stay safe and #DriveWell in Maldon will launch at Maldon Fire Station on 5 May (6.
(23 April 2018)



SERP extra eyes2 homeCampaign continues to provide Essex Police with ‘Extra Eyes’

Essex Police received 164 videos during March as part of the Extra Eyes campaign – and took action in response to 50 of the clips.
(18 April 2018)



SERP canvey island home50+ people engaged with during Great Notley ‘surround a town’

Speeding, mobile phone use and failing to wear a seatbelt were among the offences detected by Essex Police officers during a recent ‘surround a town’ in Great Notley.
(17 April 2018)



SERP hugger campaign homeMotorists are asked ‘are you looking out for me?’

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has re-launched the Hugger campaign in an effort to reduce the risks faced by motorcyclists on the county’s roads.
(16 April 2018)



SERP operation tramline homeOperation Tramline sees hundreds of drivers engaged with as SERP uses new ‘supercab’

Safer Essex Roads Partnership has deployed a ‘supercab’ to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes across the county.
(12 April 2018)



SERP BTS Colchester homeWalking and cycling game boosts active travel in Colchester

The Beat the Street walking and cycling initiative, which turned Colchester and Tiptree into a giant game last autumn, has helped encourage residents to become more active, according to a new report.
(10 April 2018)



SERP crucial crewHarlow pupils take on board road safety lessons

SERP partners recently took part in a two-week event to teach pupils in Harlow about the importance of road safety.
(5 April 2018)



SERP motorcycle run homeBikers encouraged to join the pack

Motorcyclists in Essex are being encouraged to sign up for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance spring Motorcycle Run, which takes place on 20 May.
(4 April 2018)



March 2018

SERP canvey island homeRange of offences uncovered during Loughton operation

Officers from Essex Police casualty reduction section stopped 39 drivers for seatbelt offences during a recent one-day operation in Loughton.
(29 March 2018)



SERP pothole filling homeInteractive map plots 2018 road resurfacing works

Essex Highways has published details of the roads it will be resurfacing this year as part of the £50m 2018/19 capital surfacing programme.
(28 March 2018)



SERP vehicle checks ad homeCampaign encourages drivers to carry out pre-journey checks

The Safer Essex Road Partnership (SERP) is supporting Highways England’s ‘vehicle checks’ campaign in the run up to the Easter holiday period.
(21 March 2018)



Bicycles and bagels: active travel roadshows arrive in south Essex

Residents across south Essex are being encouraged to head to their local town centre for the chance to win prizes – and compete against family and friends in a static bike race.
(14 March 2018)



Active_Essex_Roadshow-500pxActive travel roadshows arrive in south Essex

Residents across south Essex are being encouraged to head to their local town centre for the chance to win prizes – and compete against family and friends in a static bike race.
(14 March 2018)



SERP gritter2 homeSERP pays tribute to gritter crews

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has praised the Essex Highways’ gritter drivers who helped to keep the county’s main roads safe during last week’s wintery conditions.
(5 March 2018)



SERP THINK homeMobile phone offences down across Essex

The number of people caught using a mobile phone while driving has seen an almost 50% reduction in Essex since the legislation changed a year ago today.
(1 March 2018)



February 2018

SERP firecar homeNew ‘FireCar’ helps SERP partner engage with young drivers

Essex Fire & Rescue Service will continue to benefit from an eye-catching and stylish resource to help engage with young drivers, thanks to the ongoing generosity of a regional car dealership.
(27 February 2018)



SERP partners prepared for cold spell

With yellow weather warnings for snow across the county for much of this week, the Safer Essex Roads Partnership is encouraging drivers to be ‘informed, careful, vigilant and prepared’ before setting out on the roads.
(26 February 2018)



SERP cycling 2 home‘Get, Set, Cycle’ – training courses available across Essex

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is encouraging residents to ‘get cycle ready for the summer’ by improving their skills on two wheels.
(23 February 2018)



Don't Stream and Driver 2018 SERP homeEssex support for ‘Don’t Stream and Drive’

Essex Police and SERP are supporting an annual event which aims to discourage people from recording or streaming videos while driving.
(22 February 2018)



SERP young driver scheme homePre-drivers get behind the wheel for the first time

25 young people got behind the wheel of a car for the first time last Sunday (11 Feb) as part of an initiative supported by the Safer Essex Roads Partnership.
(15 February 2018)



SERP extra eyes2 homeExtra Eyes: 106 submissions received during January

Essex Police received more than 100 videos in the first full month of the Extra Eyes campaign and took action in response to 49 of the clips.
(5 February 2018)



January 2018

SERP canvey island home30+ drivers caught speeding during traffic operation

Officers from Essex Police casualty reduction section stopped 35 drivers for speeding offences during a recent one-day operation in Canvey Island.
(30 January 2018)



SERP smartphone driving large homeSERP welcomes mobile phone crack down

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has welcomed a week-long crackdown on illegal mobile phone use across the country, which got underway yesterday (22 January).
(23 January 2018)



SERP MOT sign homeFirst MoT test to remain at three years to ‘protect road safety’

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has welcomed the Government announcement that the first MoT test on cars and motorcycles won’t be extended to four years following safety concerns expressed during a consultation.
(22 January 2018)



SERP generic homeRoads policing operation leads to drug drive arrests

A one-day operation held in Basildon earlier this month resulted in three people being arrested on suspicion of drug driving.
(16 January 2018)



SERP 2017 KSIs homeEssex road deaths fall by 28% during 2017

Figures published today (11 Jan) by Essex Police show that the number of people killed or seriously injured on Essex roads fell in 2017.
(11 January 2018)



Date: May 7 2016
Location: Colchester, Essex, England.
Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2016.
Pictured: Winning candidate for the Conservative Party, Roger Hirst giving a TV interview.Driving home road safety: Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex

If you are stuck for an idea for a New Year’s Resolution, consider making one that will make you a better driver.
(9 January 2018)



SERP Emily Bagshaw homeCompetition runner-up presented with Kindle

Congratulations to Emily Bagshaw from Roding Valley High School in Loughton, who is a runner up in the SERP schools’ poetry competition.
(4 January 2018)



SERP pothole filling homeEssex Highways to mobilise extra crews thanks to government pothole funding

Roads across Essex are set to benefit from additional Government money to target potholes and improve highway maintenance.
(3 January 2018)