Thursday, April 18, 2024

Less than a week to go to have a say on roads policing

THERE is less than a week to go for those who live, work and travel in Essex to have their say on the future of roads policing.

People who have concerns about speeding or are worried about road safety in their area, can make their views known by taking part in this short online survey.

The Government is currently reviewing roads policing and what the future of traffic law enforcement may look like. As part of this review, the

Department for Transport is running a Call for Evidence in Roads Policing which seeks to identify what makes a difference and how the capability and capacity of enforcement services can be enhanced.

To support the review, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Road Safety Portfolio is running a national public survey designed to understand public perception of road safety and roads policing enforcement.

The poll seeks to understand local communities’ perception for road law enforcement, risks to safety and fixed penalty notices.

The results will help inform Police and Crime Commissioners and feed into the submission to the Department for Transport’s Call for Evidence which is looking at how enforcement can be enhanced. Additionally, responses collected in participating force areas will be shared with the relevant PCC after the survey has closed.

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Improving safety on our roads are priorities in both our Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan with our objective being to reduce harm on the roads and promote safer driving.

“More people in Essex die on our roads than in any other kind of accident or crime. That’s why it is so important that we contribute to this review.

Many residents and local councillors contact me with concerns about road safety, it’s a topic that comes up regularly at our public forums, so I know it is important to many people.

“The survey only takes a few moments of your time but could make such a difference in the future.”

People have until Wednesday, 30th September at 5pm to complete the survey.


  1. I did contact Thurrock Council last year over the concerns of the speed cars drive along Crowstone Road it is used as a cut through from Long Lane into Blackshots Lane and some motorists must be going at least 50 mph or more. I did find out that there was an issue along this road years before I lived here but when I spoke to someone at the council the man told me that the money was needed in other areas and not on Crowstone Road but expect they will wait until someone gets knocked over until something is done.


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