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 …

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 …