New Safer Essex Roads Partnership chair announced

Cllr Lee Scott has been appointed the position as chair of the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP).

The SERP chair will oversee the continuing work of the Partnership, which has a shared ambition to eliminate death and serious injury on Essex roads, with a wide variety of methods, including education for all road users, driver re-training, and traffic monitoring scheme, Community Speed Watch.

Vision Zero is the Partnership’s collaborative ambition to eliminate road deaths in the county by 2040, or sooner. In May 2023, the Vision Zero pledge was launched, which gives individuals, schools, businesses and organisations across the county an opportunity to make a stand against road harm, by signing the pledge, and making their commitment to road safety, by honouring responsibilities including, but not limited to, lowering speed, not using a mobile phone whilst driving, and always wearing a seatbelt.

Cllr Scott, who is Essex County Council cabinet member for highways maintenance and sustainable transport, said: “I am honoured to be the new chair for SERP.

“There are very few more worthy causes, than making the roads of Essex safer. Every death or serious injury on our roads is unacceptable, and together, as a Partnership, we are going to work tirelessly towards our ambition for Vision Zero. This is not an objective we can achieve alone, which is why we are encouraging everyone to play their part, and sign the pledge, taking shared responsibility for road safety in our county.”

For more information on Vision Zero, visit:

19 July 2023

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