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November 2021

Be aware of the ‘dazzling sun’ this autumn

Drivers in Essex are being encouraged to take care and be aware of risk caused by lower sun now that the clocks have gone back.
(1 November 2021)



October 2021

Drivers: We want your views on cycling

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership are working with Anglia Ruskin University on a research project into cycle safety and how drivers interact with cyclists on the road.
(8 October 2021)



SCPs in Essex trial body cameras

School crossing patrols in Essex are being equipped with body cameras as part of a new pilot scheme in the county.
(7 October 2021)



September 2021

Vision Zero Engagement is launched in Essex with a pop-up event in Chelmsford town centre

Yesterday, Tuesday September 14, The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) officially commenced public engagement with the release of its draft strategy, detailing how Vision Zero could be achieved in Essex.
(15 September 2021)



August 2021

Congratulations to Connor, our latest My Small Change winner!

The award winning #mysmallchange tour is back for a third year, with more prizes than ever.
(27 August 2021)



Forty-six speeders caught within one hour during Clacton SAT day

The latest Surround-a-Town (SAT) day took place on Tuesday, August 24 and involved local Community speed Watch groups.
(27 August 2021)



THINK! relaunches young driver drink drive campaign

THINK! is bringing back its ‘Pint Block’ campaign to help spread the message among young male drivers that ‘a mate doesn’t let a mate drink drive’.
(27 August 2021)



The Safer Essex Roads Partnership ‘surrounds’ Epping

More than 100 traffic offences were detected during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ (SAT) event in Epping – the majority of which were either seat belt or speed related.
(20 August 2021)



‘Significant’ rise in newly qualified drivers losing their licence

Analysis by IAM RoadSmart shows that the number of newly qualified drivers losing their driving licence within the first two years of passing their test has risen by nearly 50% in recent years.
(12 August 2021)



Sixty-four seatbelt offences found on latest Surround a Town day during Road Victim Month

The Surround a Town (SAT) days see resources focussed on a tight geographical area, often where there are high rates of collisions and casualties.
(11 August 2021)



Extra Eyes on Essex roads

You can help us reduce deaths and serious injuries on Essex roads by becoming our Extra Eyes.
(5 August 2021)



July 2021

‘My mum forgot to insure it for me today’

This was one of many excuses offered by a driver during the Harlow Surround-A-Town day on Tuesday 20 July.
(22 July 2021)



Extra Eyes submissions for June 2021

Last month (June 2021), the Extra Eyes team processed 225 submissions via the Extra Eyes initiative.
(22 July 2021)



Have you heard of the app, What3Words?

The free app has location technology which has divided the world into 3m x 3m squares and allocated a unique three-word address to each one, meaning anyone can refer to their exact location by simply using three words.
(12 July 2021)



Year 5 pedestrian training goes down a storm in Chelmsford

Each year the Safer Essex Roads Partnership’s (SERP) road safety team provides training to Year 5 students about making independent journeys.
(9 July 2021)



Surround a Town days return to Essex

Approximately 100 driving offences were detected during a recent Surround a Town (SAT) day in Southend.
(8 July 2021)



June 2021

SERP releases provisional 2020 collision figures

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has released provisional collision figures for 2020.
(11 June 2021)



May 2021

More than 500 Essex school students receive road safety education during Global Road Safety Week

Last week, (from May 17) the SERP education team visited 104 schools across the county to deliver the important training which included Bikeability, pedestrian training and school speed watch.
(24 May 2021)



Community Speed Watch groups out in force for Global Road Safety Week

Residents in Essex are likely to see in increase in Community Speed Watch (CSW) volunteers in local towns and villages this week in support of the global week of action.
(20 May 2021)



SERP releases close pass footage

In support of Global Road Safety Week, SERP has released close pass footage to remind drivers to give space and slow down.
(20 May 2021)



SERP celebrates Road Safety Ambassadors

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) gives thanks to the growing number of Road Safety Ambassadors in Schools in Essex and encourages others to join the scheme as part of Global Road Safety Week.
(17 May 2021)



SERP wins two UKROEd awards

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has won two national UK Road Offender Education (UKROEd) awards.
(7 May 2021)



April 2021

SERP offers FREE road safety support and advice to all businesses in Essex

One in three road crashes involve someone who is ‘at work’.
(26 April 2021)



SERP deploys HGV ‘supercab’

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has deployed a ‘supercab’ to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes across the county.
(12 April 2021)



Returning to motorcycling after lockdown

Motorcyclists in Essex are being encouraged to make sure they are ready for the road post lockdown.
(8 April 2021)



Test SERP News story

Test story from the SERP website.
(1 April 2021)



March 2021

SERP asks are you #readyfortheroad?

As more people return to the roads as Covid restrictions relax from today, Monday 29 March, the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) asks all road users to give themselves more time and space to look out for each other on the roads.
(29 March 2021)



Roadworkers are encouraged to submit bodycam footage of abuse to Extra Eyes

Highways England report that on average there are nearly 300 incidents a week of incursions and abuse reported by road workers who are busy improving Britain’s 4,300 miles of motorways and A roads.
(25 March 2021)



February 2021

Working towards Vision Zero – what did 2020 look like on the roads of Essex?

In November 2020, the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) launched Vision Zero.
(23 February 2021)



January 2021

More than 280 drink and drug drive arrests over the festive period

Essex Police made more than 280 drink and drug driving related arrests over December and the New Year period as officers continue to keep you safe on the roads.
(7 January 2021)