AVZ Blog – How Merseyside PCC candidates would tackle road danger

Last week (31st March), Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidates had the chance to explain how they would reduce road danger in Merseyside, if elected. PCC candidates include Liberal Democrat Kris Brown, and Emily Spurrell from Labour; both are local councillors in Liverpool. Emily had also been the Merseyside Deputy PCC.  Bob Teesdale, the Conservative …

AVZ Blog: Roads Policing in Merseyside – an in-depth look

This Wednesday evening (31st March), Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidates in Merseyside will clarify how they would reduce danger and traffic harm if elected. RoadPeace North West is hosting an online meeting where the candidates will be asked about their commitment and proposals to make roads safer, especially for those who are most vulnerable. …

AVZ Blog: Keeping the spotlight on West Midlands

Last week Laura Laker rightly raised concerns about West Midlands Police’s commitment to protecting people cycling. She highlighted the lack of reporting of police activity on Twitter. As she acknowledged, this is not the whole picture. But it is often the only picture available with data on roads policing activity rarely published. Concerns about a …

AVZ Blog: Tackling wide variation in traffic law enforcement

To download this blog as a pdf click here Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the police service to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve. The upcoming PCC elections on May 6th offer an opportunity to address inconsistency and insufficiency in …

AVZ Blog: Roads Policing – Tackling the Priority Offences

To download this blog as a pdf click here Priority offences Police have limited resources. They do not have the capacity to detect and sanction all motoring offences. Action Vision Zero thinks the priority should be on those offences which pose harm to others, especially those road users more vulnerable. Our four priority offences are: …

Vision Zero – more on the case for traffic reduction: the dramatic impact of the first lockdown on road casualties

Summary In recent years research has uncovered the link between reducing levels of traffic to a decline in the numbers of people who are killed and injured on our roads.Across Great Britain, provisional casualty data is now available for the first 6 months of 2020 (January to June) which includes the first lockdown which began …

Department for Transport (DfT) Consultation: Using a mobile phone while driving: law change – AVZ Quick Guide

The DfT is consulting over the use of mobile phones. It is proposing to extend the regulations to close a major loophole. This is believed to be the reason why enforcement of mobile phone offences have fallen so far in recent years. Action Vision Zero has drafted a response. We are sharing it here and …

Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030 Draft Public Consultation – Action Vision Zero Response

Scotland is leading the way amongst the four UK nations with its proposals to adopt a Vision Zero approach to safe roads. In its consultation on a Road Safety Framework to 2030 which has just closed, it has set a target that by 2050 no one will be killed or seriously injured on its roads. …