News archive: 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)



Roadster returns to schools online

Every year the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) visits 60 secondary schools and colleges in Essex to deliver Roadster Events.
(10 September 2020)



SERP to recruit new Bikeability instructors

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has launched a recruitment drive for new Bikeability instructors.
(3 September 2020)



My Small Change attends college freshers’ fairs…virtually

Like all other events across the country, freshers’ fairs have had to be adapted in light of Covid-19.
(27 August 2020)



Road Crime Team return to Tendring and detect hundreds of speeders as part of ongoing speeding crackdown

Police officers travelled 1,427 miles across the district on 1-2 August and caught nearly 800 drivers committing offences, including speeding and not wearing seatbelts.
(6 August 2020)



Three young men have died on Essex roads this weekend

The men, aged in their late teens and 20s, died in three separate collisions over the weekend of 1-2 August.
(3 August 2020)



Extra Eyes submissions for July

As our roads get back to normal following lockdown, so have the number of Extra Eyes submissions.
(3 August 2020)