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December 2022

SERP engages with thousands during Road Safety Week

Students across the county were shocked to learn their ideas for sobering up – including sucking on an ice cube and eating a hot cross bun – were all myths.
(15 December 2022)



Don’t make a decision you’ll regret this Christmas

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is encouraging people to plan their journeys home before having a drink over the festive period.
(13 December 2022)



November 2022

Vision Zero day – Epping Forest

Tuesday the 22nd of November was a Vision Zero day for the Safer Essex Partnership with our efforts focused on the roads through Epping Forest district, an area that had 114 people recorded killed or seriously injured in 2021.
(24 November 2022)



October 2022

‘I was holding the phone so I could see where I was going, what am I supposed to do’?

October 27th saw the Safer Essex Roads Partnership promoting Vision ZERO in the Chelmsford area.
(31 October 2022)



Tell us about your experiences in our new survey

The SERP have launched a Road User Attitudes project in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University.
(27 October 2022)



SERP reflects on busy and productive Project EDWARD

From public engagement days to School Speed Watch events, the Safer Essex Roads Partnership spent last week engaging with more than 1,400 road users of all ages in support of Project EDWARD.
(26 October 2022)



September 2022

‘End of an era’ as Katie Brimley retires

Colleagues from Essex County Council and Road Safety GB are paying tribute to Katie Brimley, who is retiring this week after nearly four decades of road safety service.
(5 September 2022)



August 2022

Drive like you’re being filmed, warn dash cam experts

With one in five vehicles now fitted with a dash cam, motorists are being warned to ‘drive like they’re being filmed’ every time they get behind the wheel.
(5 August 2022)



You have to wear a seatbelt, even when eating…

27 July 2022 was the Safer Essex Roads Partnership’s ‘Vision Zero day’ for Southend-On-Sea.
(1 August 2022)



July 2022

Road safety sessions “insightful” and “interesting”

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has been working with the National Citizen Service (NCS) this summer to engage with teenagers from across the county.
(26 July 2022)



June 2022

Drivers who kill could receive life sentences from tomorrow

Drivers who kill could face life sentences under new legislation coming into effect on Tuesday (28 June).
(27 June 2022)



Engagement team speak to hundreds of shoppers with road safety interests and concerns as part of Canvey Vision Zero Day

The most recent multi-agency day, ran by the Safer Essex Partnership (SERP) took place on 21 June and as always, involved both enforcement and education to spread Vision Zero messages.
(27 June 2022)



Road Safety Ambassadors get creative to help spread Vision Zero messaging amongst school community

The Ambassadors scheme was relaunched in February this year and currently has 334 students in active road safety Ambassador roles across the county.
(16 June 2022)



“How would you tell my parents if you had killed or seriously injured me?”

Twenty-one speeding drivers were asked this question by school children as part of the most recent Vision Zero Day in Buckhurst Hill.
(13 June 2022)



Do you or your friends or family drive at work?

In recent times, we’ve changed how we shop – there are more home deliveries, and more drivers on the roads providing that service.
(8 June 2022)



“I decided to do something about it, rather than just moan about the nuisance”

Steve, a retired recruitment consultant from Dedham, reflects on Volunteers Week about why he chose to volunteer with Community Speed Watch (CSW) over two years ago.
(6 June 2022)



May 2022

What would you say if you were told that by 2040, no one would die in a collision on Essex roads?

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership releases Vision Zero strategy at the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex Annual Conference.
(24 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)