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) -- …

Changes to the London Congestion Charge: The importance for road safety and Vision Zero

There are strong reasons to support the proposed changes to the Congestion Charge (extending the charging hours to 07:00-22:00, seven days a week; increasing the daily charge to £15). As well as the significant environmental arguments in favour of limiting the numbers of motor vehicles which are circulating within the Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ), there …

Emerging from the Lockdown and Safe Roads: Vision Zero

During the lockdown we have seen huge increases in walking and cycling and the UK Government has given clear support for active travel in its recent policy announcements. At the same time though, we have seen the potential for increasing levels of road danger through higher vehicle speeds and more recently through rising traffic levels. …