AVZ blog (September 2021) – Warwickshire consults on new Road Safety Strategy

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here The Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership (WRSP) is consulting on a new road safety strategy to 2030. Please do not miss this chance to ensure it reduces road danger. Consultation closes on the 15th September and the response form is short. Warwickshire Road Safety Strategy (WRSP) –AVZ …

AVZ Blog (August 2021) Limited rise in Roads Policing officers

If you would like to download this blog as a word document please click here Key points (comparing 2019/20 and 2020/21) 25 of the 43 police services in England and Wales (E&W) reported an increase in roads policing officers from last year.Excluding London, total numbers of roads policing officers rose by 109 (3.4%).London reported 46% …

AVZ Blog (July 2021) The true toll of road casualties and road crime

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here AVZ has produced three resources to remind campaigners and community representatives, including Police and Crime Commissioners, of the real toll of crashes and road crime.  1. Comparing road deaths and homicides Road deaths are the most common violent death in the UK. Comparing the number of …

AVZ Blog (July 2021) 2010-2020: A lost decade in reducing casualties on UK roads.

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here The lack of progress in reducing road casualties on Britain’s roads over the past decade is now all too clear. With the publication of the latest European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) report on road casualties across 32 countries[1], we now have a sense of just how …

AVZ Blog (June 2021) Driving bans – underused and inconsistent

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here We know that active travel increased last year as did extreme speeding, with the Department for Transport (DfT) monitoring the former and police reporting the latter. And the DfT announced last week that cyclist deaths had jumped very substantially – by 40% (from 100 to 140 …

AVZ Blog – Transparency and accountability: How these would improve if road crime was treated as real crime.

Download this blog as a pdf here Our joint PCC manifesto, Commit to Act on Road Danger, calls on Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and PCC candidates, to have Transparency and Accountability as a key call, with road crime (driving offences) being treated as crime.  This has been a long-standing call of road danger reduction …

AVZ and Vision Zero Youth Council Manchester Joint Blog: Greater Manchester Mayoral Hustings – Vision Zero Pledges

We were delighted to be part of the Sustainable Transport hustings which were held on Thursday 22nd April as part of the coalition that has come together around the Greater Manchester Mayoral elections 2021. It was an excellent event hosted by Claire Stocks from WalkRideGM and chaired by Hannah Al-Othman from the Sunday Times. There …

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 …