News archive: 2020 | 2019

Drug drive arrests help to keep county’s roads safe

More than 140 arrests for drug driving were made in January – prompting a fresh warning from the Safer Essex Roads Partnership.
(17 February 2020)



A127 speed limit change aims to reduce harmful emissions

A new 50mph limit has been introduced on a stretch of the A127 near Basildon – with the aim of improving air quality and road safety.
(13 February 2020)



Essex pupils to benefit from ‘significant’ Bikeability expansion

Thousands more schoolchildren from across Essex will benefit from Bikeability cycle training, thanks to an expansion of the scheme.
(11 February 2020)



Students learn not to reach a ‘dead end’

Year 11 students from across the county have been learning about their responsibilities as a passenger when travelling with a newly-qualified driver.
(5 February 2020)



Sleepless nights and haunting memories – the impact of dealing with road deaths

Road users in Essex are being encouraged to watch an emotive new film to gain an understanding of the challenges police officers face when dealing with the aftermath of a fatal collision.
(4 February 2020)



SERP stresses the importance of using bike lights

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is urging parents to ensure their children’s bicycles are equipped with lights this winter.
(22 January 2020)



Rayleigh SAT provides engagement opportunity

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) engaged with hundreds of road users during a recent Surround a Town day in Rayleigh.
(20 January 2020)



Job vacancy: road safety business officer

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is actively seeking to recruit a new road safety business officer.
(8 January 2020)



SERP works to make drug driving a social taboo

Essex Police says it is committed to tackling the drug drive issue – after revealing it made more than 1,800 arrests for the offence in 2019.
(7 January 2020)



Campaign uses humour to highlight drug-drive issue

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has teamed up with Essex Police to launch a new drug-drive campaign – warning offenders they are more likely to be caught than ever before.
(11 December 2019)