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 (June 2022) Drug driving, rehabilitation and driving bans

To download this blog as a pdf click here Should drug drivers be rehabilitated? This is the question that the Department for Transport (DfT) is asking. Their consultation “Protecting the public from repeat drug-driving offenders: call for evidence” seeks views on the use of rehabilitation schemes for high risk drug drive offenders.   Action Vision …

AVZ Blog (Feb 22) – The Future of Roads Policing Report: AVZ response

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here Key points New report by The Police Foundation Calls for the Home Office to adopt roads policing as a Strategic Policing Requirement.Advocates adopting Vision Zero with police aiming for zero road deaths.Recommends closer collaboration, including with third sector. The Future of Roads Policing On the 10th …

AVZ Blog (Jan22) Getting unsafe drivers off our roads with license suspensions

This blog can be downloaded as a pdf here AVZ Blog (Jan22) Getting unsafe drivers off our roads with license suspensions On Monday 10th January, MPs debated whether police should have the power to suspend driving licenses. This was a Westminster Hall debate triggered by the huge public support for this change. Over 104,000 people …

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 (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 (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 …