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December 2020

SERP offers winter road-safety advice

With the Christmas rush now in full swing and the weather likely to become colder over the Christmas period, SERP asks road-users to take extra care and to look out for each other.
(15 December 2020)



Police cells open 24/7 for drink and drug drivers

“Pubs and restaurants might be shutting at 11pm but police cells are open 24/7 for the most dangerous drivers” – that’s our message as we start our Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.
(3 December 2020)



November 2020

Road users urged to take extra care during lockdown two

Amid the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is asking drivers once again to take extra care with regard to vulnerable road users.
(13 November 2020)



SERP helps local businesses to improve fleet safety

Businesses and organisations in Essex are being encouraged to work with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the county’s roads.
(10 November 2020)



October 2020

Government moves to strengthen mobile phone laws

The Government has set its sights on closing a legal loophole and making activities like taking photos and playing games on hand-held mobile phones illegal while driving.
(21 October 2020)



Views sought for Southend transport plan

Local people are being asked to give their views on the future of transport in Southend.
(1 October 2020)



September 2020

Survey seeks views on roads policing

Road users across Essex are being encouraged to share their views on the importance of roads policing.
(18 September 2020)



New tougher sentences for drivers who kill

The Government is set to introduce the option of a life sentence for drivers who cause death as a result of speeding, using a mobile phone or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(15 September 2020)



Roadster returns to schools online

Every year the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) visits 60 secondary schools and colleges in Essex to deliver Roadster Events.
(10 September 2020)



SERP to recruit new Bikeability instructors

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has launched a recruitment drive for new Bikeability instructors.
(3 September 2020)



August 2020

My Small Change attends college freshers’ fairs…virtually

Like all other events across the country, freshers’ fairs have had to be adapted in light of Covid-19.
(27 August 2020)



Road Crime Team return to Tendring and detect hundreds of speeders as part of ongoing speeding crackdown

Police officers travelled 1,427 miles across the district on 1-2 August and caught nearly 800 drivers committing offences, including speeding and not wearing seatbelts.
(6 August 2020)



Three young men have died on Essex roads this weekend

The men, aged in their late teens and 20s, died in three separate collisions over the weekend of 1-2 August.
(3 August 2020)



Extra Eyes submissions for July

As our roads get back to normal following lockdown, so have the number of Extra Eyes submissions.
(3 August 2020)



July 2020

Have you signed up to #MySmallChange yet?

The new and improved campaign has even more opportunities for young people in Essex to get help with getting on the road and staying there! The #mysmallchange campaign exists to help keep new drivers and their passengers safe, by encouraging them to make a small change pledge online.
(27 July 2020)



Hundreds of speeders caught as Road Crime Team continue to respond to community concerns

Since the start of the Covid19 pandemic, speeding has increased on Essex roads, causing concern from Essex residents as well as the Safer Essex Roads Partnership.
(13 July 2020)



Road crime team tackle speeding in rural communities

Over the last four weeks the Road Crime Team has been responding to local concerns around speeding by targeting the rural areas of Essex such as, Uttlesford and Epping Forest districts.
(2 July 2020)



Calling on all young riders – do you want to be an even better rider?

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership, (SERP) has produced a virtual reality film to help young powered-two-wheeler riders stay safe on the roads.
(1 July 2020)