News archive: 2019

SERP seat belt homeSeat belt offences uncovered during Waltham Abbey operation

Nearly 100 seat belt offences were detected during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Waltham Abbey – despite a recent plea for drivers to buckle up and familiarise themselves with seat belt laws.
(14 June 2019)



SERP older driver homeSERP launches new older driver course

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has launched a new ‘Driving with Confidence’ course for older drivers.
(11 June 2019)



SERP drug driving homeDrug driving ‘clear focus’ of summer crackdown

Essex Police is stepping up efforts to detect drug drivers after revealing the number of arrests for the offence has more than doubled this year.
(5 June 2019)



SERP bikeability homeChild Safety Week – what’s happening across Essex, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea?

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is using Child Safety Week 2019 to engage with children and parents about the importance of road safety and active travel.
(3 June 2019)



SERP Southend SAT 2 homeOffences detected during south Essex operations

Two operations in the south of the county have helped identify hundreds of motoring offences – including 10 drivers caught using a mobile phone at the wheel.
(29 May 2019)



SERP Thurrock potholes homeTechnique ‘quickly and efficiently’ repairs potholes

Thurrock Council has enlisted the help of a high-tech and high-speed pothole repair team to improve the condition of roads in the area.
(23 May 2019)



SERP safe pass homeTeens learn the importance of safely passing cyclists

Pre-drivers in Essex have been learning about the importance of leaving a safe distance when passing cyclists on the road.
(21 May 2019)



SERP seat belt homeSERP issues seat belt reminder to Essex motorists

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is urging drivers and passengers to buckle up and familiarise themselves with seat belt laws.
(13 May 2019)



SERP road workers home 2‘Respect our road workers’ – Essex County Council

The safety of road workers in Essex has come under scrutiny, with drivers being urged to slow down and obey speed limits near roadworks.
(26 April 2019)



SERP Thurrock ride homeRide promotes cycling and sustainable travel in Thurrock

A sun-soaked Thameside Nature Park played host to an organised cycle ride on 14 April, where cycle instructors from Thurrock Council’s road safety team were joined by 11 keen riders.
(16 April 2019)