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 – 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 …