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May 2019

SERP seat belt homeSERP issues seat belt reminder to Essex motorists

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is urging drivers and passengers to buckle up and familiarise themselves with seat belt laws.
(13 May 2019)



April 2019

SERP road workers home 2‘Respect our road workers’ – Essex County Council

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)



SERP Thurrock ride homeRide promotes cycling and sustainable travel in Thurrock

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)



SERP M11 J8 homeSERP launches M11 pilot scheme

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)



SERP extra eyes2 home‘Extra Eyes’ submissions continue to rise

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)



March 2019

SERP SAT Epping homeSpeed offences detected during Epping ‘Surround a Town’ day

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)



SERP pothole filling homeFunding to repair potholes in Southend

An additional £250,000 has been pledged to carry out a programme of major patch repairs on roads across Southend.
(20 March 2019)



SERP extra eyes homeBusy start to 2019 for ‘Extra Eyes’ campaign

Essex Police received nearly 500 ‘Extra Eyes’ submissions in the first two months of 2019 – taking action in 119 cases.
(8 March 2019)



February 2019

SERP Thurrock learn to ride homePeople in Thurrock ‘Learn to Ride’ during half term

A mix of adults and children recently took part in free cycle sessions, organised by Thurrock Council during half-term.
(26 February 2019)



SERP Forward Motion homeFunding boost for sustainable travel projects

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)



SERP CBT homeYoung riders offered free CBT training

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)



SERP SAT Halstead home‘Surround a Town’ leads to drug drive arrest

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)



SERP drug driving homeRecord number of drug drive arrests in January

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)



SERP SAT Colchester homeSERP partners brave wintery conditions for road safety initiative

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)



January 2019

SERP street spirit homeSERP young rider campaign to feature at national conference

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)



SERP drink driving homeDrink and drug drive campaign leads to ‘unprecedented number’ of arrests

Essex Police made more than 300 arrests during its annual month-long Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.
(10 January 2019)



Cycle-for-Toby-500pxYoung ‘life savers’ stage cycle safety event

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)