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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)