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. …

Rethinking Roads Policing – Responding to the DfT’s Roads Policing Call for Evidence

As part of the UK government’s two-year review into roads policing, the Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on how to make traffic law enforcement more effective. Action Vision Zero has drafted its response calling for a rethink with roads policing focused on harm reduction. Police have much to do and too few resources. Prioritisation …

Police and Crime Commissioner survey support for traffic law enforcement—Have your say

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales want to hear from you. Their new survey asks about  traffic law enforcement, and the perceived need and support for increasing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) with some of the revenue raised reinvested into road safety. Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, …

Roads policing: progress as police inspectorate calls for it to be a priority by Amy Aeron-Thomas

It has been a year since the government announced a joint review of roads policing by the Department for Transport, Home Office, Highways Agency, and the National Police Chief Council (NPCC). And last week saw real progress with the lead organisation for inspecting the police--Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) -- …