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)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is reminding cyclists to use bike lights when riding during dark hours.
(7 December 2018)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Forty drivers have been issued with awareness courses after being stopped by Essex Police for failing to wear a seatbelt.
(26 October 2018)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
More than 40 drivers have been convicted following a month-long drink and drug drive campaign earlier this summer.
(16 August 2018)
This was given as an excuse by a woman having been spotted eating pasta with a fork while behind the wheel.
(10 August 2018)
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)
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)
Young drivers across Essex are being encouraged to sign-up for a free training programme, delivered by the vehicle manufacturer Ford.
(31 July 2018)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
‘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)
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)
A new survey has been launched asking road users in Essex what they think will improve road safety in the county.
(19 June 2018)
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)
A total of 1,343 community speed watch sessions were carried out by volunteers across Essex last year.
(6 June 2018)
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)
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)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has welcomed a new report which shows that speed awareness courses reduce re-offending rates.
(16 May 2018)
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)
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)
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)
A Thurrock mum can now enjoy cycling with her daughter following a successful lesson from Thurrock Council’s cycling instructor.
(30 April 2018)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Safer Essex Roads Partnership has deployed a ‘supercab’ to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes across the county.
(12 April 2018)
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)