‘I’m an idiot’ says mobile phone using driver

SERP SAT wickford

A driver has confessed to being an ‘idiot’ after being caught using her mobile phone during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ day in Wickford.

‘Surround a Town’ sees SERP focus resources in a concentrated and geographically targeted area, often where there are high rates of collisions and casualties. The initiative uses a combination of enforcement and engagement to highlight the importance of safe and legal driving.

The latest event, which took place on 29 November, saw a string of offences detected by Essex Police including five drug drivers and 25 drivers not wearing their seatbelts.

SERP partners interacted with Christmas shoppers about road safety issues including the recent ‘let’s look out for each other’ cycle safety campaign.

David Raven, road safety officer, said:

“The Surround a Town days are all about being visible and highlighting the need for everyone to take road safety seriously.

“Most people are good and considerate drivers but we are still astonished how many people we find not wearing their seatbelts or using their mobile phones.

“Glancing at your phone for a second while driving might seem safe, but even a second of taking your eyes off the road could and does have devastating consequences.

“We want to reinforce the message that there really is no excuse for poor driving.”

Click here for more information on the Let’s Look Out For Each Other campaign, including dates of events.


06 December 2018

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