News archive: 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)



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)



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)



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)