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May 2022

“I was just popping to the shop”

This was a reason given by one of the 54 people stopped for not wearing his seatbelt at the most recent Vision Zero Day.
(20 May 2022)



Community Speed Watch volunteers encourage more people to step forward

Two of the county’s Community Speed Watch volunteers are urging more people to get involved in reducing traffic speeds in their area.
(16 May 2022)



Driver disqualified and required to take extended driving test after being snapped doing 80mph in a 30mph zone

A witness captured the Audi driver on film in Radwinter Avenue in Wickford in July 2021 and submitted the footage to the Partnership’s Extra Eyes team.
(6 May 2022)



Operation Tramline supports Vision Zero ambition as SERP uses ‘supercab’

Safer Essex Roads Partnership has deployed a ‘supercab’ to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes across the county.
(5 May 2022)



April 2022

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership joins 80 exhibitors at the Festival of Business

The event was held at Hylands House in Chelmsford on April 27 and was attended by local businesses from 10am to 3pm.
(29 April 2022)



Twenty-seven drivers in Thurrock told to ‘buckle up and help us save lives’ as part of multi-agency road safety day

The latest day of action in support of Vision Zero, formally known as a Surround-A-Town day, took place on Tuesday, April 19.
(22 April 2022)



Students pledge to make ‘My Small Change’

Over 1,000 Essex students have made a road safety promise as part of My Small Change campaign tour.
(1 April 2022)



March 2022

The law on driving while using a mobile phone becomes stricter today

On 25 March 2022, the law on people using their mobile phones while driving in Great Britain has become tougher to keep up with technology.
(25 March 2022)



February 2022

Equestrian safety on Essex roads

In a significant change to The Highway Code, there is now updated guidance on safe passing distances – along with the addition of the speeds for people driving or riding a motorcycle when overtaking vulnerable road users.
(7 February 2022)



January 2022

The Highway Code: eight changes you need to know

Rules for all types of road users will be updated in The Highway Code from tomorrow (29 Jan), to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses.
(28 January 2022)



Surround a Town: a brilliant example of partnership working

The first two Surround a Town events of the year have seen the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) deliver important road safety messages to nearly 1,000 members of the public.
(24 January 2022)