AVZ Blog (October 2022) Reducing Road Danger in London – Monthly Campaigners Meetings

If you are interested in reducing road danger and live or work in London, Action Vision Zero are planning to hold regular monthly meetings for London campaigners beginning with a first (online) meeting at 6pm on Monday, 24 October.  The aim of the group meeting is to have an opportunity to raise issues around road danger …

AVZ Blog (October 2022) Sentencing guidelines on causing death by driving: how Scotland differs from England and Wales

Key points Scotland is consulting on sentencing guidelines for causing death by driving. The proposed guidelines include less use of prison and shorter prison sentences. Driving bans are increased in both Scotland and England and Wales with Causing death by dangerous driving and Causing death by careless driving carrying a minimum five-year disqualification (compared to …

AVZ Blog (August 2022) Motoring offences –what happened at court in 2021: England and Wales

Download this blog as a pdf here Key points At court in 2021 (England and Wales), Motoring offences—both prosecutions and convictions - rose by 22% in 2021, faster than other types of crime.Speed limit court prosecutions rose by 24% to 208,493. They account for the largest share of motoring offences prosecuted at court - despite …

AVZ Blog (August 2022) Roads Policing officer numbers, England and Wales

To download this blog click here The tables and chart linked to this blog appear in the spreadsheet below Key points (2021/22) The numbers of Roads Policing officers increased to 4,102, up by 11 officers (0.3%).Half of police services reported an increase.As a share of total police numbers, roads policing fell slightly to 3%. Total …

AVZ Blog (August 2022) Motoring offence sentencing consultation: Careless driving and custody

To download this blog as a pdf click here Key points Sentencing guidelines for motoring offences are being consulted upon – for the first time in 15 years.In general, the Sentencing Council is proposing higher starting points and sentencing ranges with more use of custodial sentences.With Causing death and serious injury by careless driving, all …

AVZ Blog (Mar22) – Leeds Safer Roads Vision Zero Strategy 2040

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here Live or travel in Leeds? Now is your chance to input into the local road safety strategy. The consultation survey closes on 24th April 2022. Here Action Vision Zero shares our thoughts on the draft strategy and key actions proposed, highlighting the good and where it …

AVZ Blog (Jan 2022) – Tackling speeding in London – update

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here The London Vision Zero Action Plan Progress Report, published in November 2021, was produced by Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police Service and London Councils. It included a summary of progress made and further commitments to lower speeds and increase enforcement. Here Action Vision Zero highlights …