Police Commissioner urges Harlow residents to have their say on roads policing

Crime / Fri 11th Sep 2020 at 06:46am

PFCC urges the people of Essex to have their say on roads policing

PEOPLE who live, work and travel in Essex are being urged to have their say on the future of roads policing. If you have concerns about speeding or are worried about road safety in your area, you can make your views known by taking part in a 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 has launched 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. Have your say and complete the survey here – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/apccsaferoads

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