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.

Organised by SERP, Surround a Town sees resources focussed on a tight geographical area, often where there are high rates of collisions and casualties.

The initiative uses a combination of enforcement and engagement to highlight the importance of safe and legal driving.

The latest Surround a Town day took place in Rayleigh on 8 January – with road safety officers starting the day located at the town’s train station.

Here they spoke to 11 people, while in total, 800 commuters saw the SERP display vehicle.

Later in the morning, the road safety officers headed to Sainsbury’s at Rayleigh Weir, speaking to 70 people, before ending the day on Rayleigh High Street, engaging with another 200 people.

In terms of enforcement, a variety of offences were detected by police officers, relating to seat belts (15), speeding (eight) and mobile phones (eight) – while car seat advice was given to two drivers.

One of those caught using a mobile phone while driving was also found to be over the drug drive limit.


20 January 2020

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