AVZ Blog (November 2021) – London Vision Zero Action Plan Progress Report: good progress but more is still possible

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here Just published by TfL is their three-year progress report on the Vision Zero Action Plan. The original plan came out in July 2018 and the new report assesses how much progress has been made and the new actions TfL is committed to to ensure the targets …

AVZ Blog (Nov21) Hit and run – sentence needed that fits this cowardly crime

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here Today there is a Westminster Hall debate on penalties for fatal road traffic offences. This has been achieved due to petitions from families bereaved by crashes where the driver left the scene. The families of Matt Smyth, Paul Wood and Ryan Saltern have made this debate …

AVZ blog (October 2021) – West Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan survey

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here West Yorkshire campaigners - we want to hear from you. Even more, we want Tracy Brabin, West Yorkshire Mayor, to hear from you! This is your chance to influence the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan, calling for increasing speed enforcement and making careless driving a …

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 …