A variety of activities and interventions are taking place place across Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock this week, as part of UK Road Safety Week.
(18 November 2019)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is warning motorists about the dangers of drug driving – after five offences were detected during a recent Surround a Town day in Southend.
(15 November 2019)
Schools in Thurrock are being encouraged to participate in the Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) scheme.
(6 November 2019)
A School Speedwatch session – carried out as part of a recent Surround a Town day in Basildon – helped Essex Police detain a speeding driver who failed to stop when requested.
(31 October 2019)
Evidence submitted from members of the public has helped Essex Police take action against almost 500 motoring offences in the third quarter of 2019.
(30 October 2019)
With darker evenings on the horizon, pedestrians in Essex are being warned of the ‘obvious and tangible’ danger of distracted walking.
(28 October 2019)
Nicola Foster and Matt Hine represented the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) at this year’s National Safer Roads Partnerships’ Conference, hosted by Road Safety Support last month.
(10 October 2019)
Two young riders have been given new bikes after being selected as winners of the Street Spirit campaign competition.
(8 October 2019)
More than 20 Community Speedwatch events took place across Essex last Thursday – as part of a European-wide initiative to improve road safety.
(1 October 2019)
A number of Essex’s longest-serving Community Speedwatch volunteers have been recognised for their efforts to make the county’s roads safer.
(30 September 2019)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is reminding drivers that using a mobile phone, sat nav or any similar device while at the wheel will mean their attention is distracted from the road.
(19 September 2019)
A School Speedwatch session – carried out as part of a recent Surround a Town day in Witham – resulted in more than a dozen speeding offences detected.
(13 September 2019)
A new campaign has launched aiming to challenge perceptions of what a ‘real’ cyclist looks like and encourage more people to start travelling by bike.
(9 September 2019)
A simple pledge to always wear a seat belt while driving has landed Hiba, an 18-year-old from Colchester, with a new Vauxhall Corsa.
(23 August 2019)
A number of drug driving arrests were made during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Southend-on-Sea.
(21 August 2019)
An analytical tool, which allows people in Essex to gain a detailed understanding of the county’s casualty figures, has been updated to include the latest available data.
(19 August 2019)
A group of volunteers in Harwich will become the first in the country to be given enforcement powers, under a new Safer Essex Roads Partnership initiative.
(31 July 2019)
A week-long event has seen children in Thurrock learn the importance of keeping safe while walking to school and out with friends.
(24 July 2019)
More than 100 traffic offences were detected during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Maldon – the majority of which were either seat belt or speed related.
(18 July 2019)
Essex County Council is making a final call for residents and businesses to participate in a consultation on the county’s draft walking strategy.
(8 July 2019)
More than 150 people were arrested on suspicion of drug driving in Essex in June – taking the total for the first half of the year to nearly 1,000.
(2 July 2019)
With the school summer holidays on the horizon, the Safer Essex Roads Partnership has unveiled a comprehensive programme of cycling courses for riders of all ages.
(1 July 2019)
With less than 100 days to go until the 2019 edition of Project EDWARD, the organisers have stepped up efforts to raise awareness through a series of short, introductory videos.
(19 June 2019)
Essex’s first cyclist ‘parallel crossing’ has become operational in Chester Hall Lane, Basildon, with a second currently under construction in Victoria Road South, Chelmsford.
(17 June 2019)
Nearly 100 seat belt offences were detected during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Waltham Abbey – despite a recent plea for drivers to buckle up and familiarise themselves with seat belt laws.
(14 June 2019)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has launched a new ‘Driving with Confidence’ course for older drivers.
(11 June 2019)
Essex Police is stepping up efforts to detect drug drivers after revealing the number of arrests for the offence has more than doubled this year.
(5 June 2019)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is using Child Safety Week 2019 to engage with children and parents about the importance of road safety and active travel.
(3 June 2019)
Two operations in the south of the county have helped identify hundreds of motoring offences – including 10 drivers caught using a mobile phone at the wheel.
(29 May 2019)
Thurrock Council has enlisted the help of a high-tech and high-speed pothole repair team to improve the condition of roads in the area.
(23 May 2019)
Pre-drivers in Essex have been learning about the importance of leaving a safe distance when passing cyclists on the road.
(21 May 2019)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is urging drivers and passengers to buckle up and familiarise themselves with seat belt laws.
(13 May 2019)
The safety of road workers in Essex has come under scrutiny, with drivers being urged to slow down and obey speed limits near roadworks.
(26 April 2019)
A sun-soaked Thameside Nature Park played host to an organised cycle ride on 14 April, where cycle instructors from Thurrock Council’s road safety team were joined by 11 keen riders.
(16 April 2019)
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has funded a pilot scheme which will see additional roads policing officers deployed on the M11 at peak times, in an attempt to stem the rise in serious collisions.
(12 April 2019)
Essex Police received 374 ‘Extra Eyes’ submissions in March 2019 – a year-on-year rise of 128% – and took action in 108 cases.
(10 April 2019)
Nearly 300 speeding offences were detected during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Epping – with the help of a TruCam handheld speed enforcement device.
(29 March 2019)
An additional £250,000 has been pledged to carry out a programme of major patch repairs on roads across Southend.
(20 March 2019)
Essex Police received nearly 500 ‘Extra Eyes’ submissions in the first two months of 2019 – taking action in 119 cases.
(8 March 2019)
A mix of adults and children recently took part in free cycle sessions, organised by Thurrock Council during half-term.
(26 February 2019)
Projects that promote sustainable travel across Essex, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea could benefit from grants of up to £20,000, thanks to a new scheme funded by the Department for Transport.
(20 February 2019)
A new scheme is offering young powered two wheeler riders across Essex the chance to take an enhanced CBT free-of-charge.
(13 February 2019)
Nearly 60 seat belt offences were detected during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Halstead – as well as one arrest for drug driving.
(11 February 2019)
Essex Police has issued a warning about the dangers of drug driving after revealing it made a record number of arrests for the offence in January.
(5 February 2019)
A host of motoring offences were detected during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Colchester – including six drivers caught using a mobile phone and two arrests for drug driving.
(4 February 2019)
Road safety professionals from across the UK will hear about a Safer Essex Roads Partnership campaign, which calls on young riders to enhance their knowledge on safe riding, at a conference in March.
(23 January 2019)
Essex Police made more than 300 arrests during its annual month-long Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.
(10 January 2019)
A group of young riders have taken part in a cycle safety awareness event following a serious collision that involved a boy in the village of Bicknacre.
(3 January 2019)