News archive: 2021 | 2020

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)



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)



Vision Zero: No more deaths on Essex roads

How many people dying on the roads in Essex every year do you think is acceptable?… 5?  20?  42? (42 is the actual number of people that died on our roads last year).
(19 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)



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)



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)