Have your say on how to make Britain's roads safer
The APCC Road Safety and Roads Policing Portfolio has launched a national public engagement survey, designed to understand public perception of road safety and enforcement.
The Government is currently reviewing roads policing and what the future of traffic law enforcement may look like, and our responses to this will aim to help PCCs better understand the public’s views on road safety.
In 2018, almost 1,800 people lost their lives on Britain’s roads and over 25,000 were seriously injured. The majority of casualties on roads in England and Wales resulted from the ‘fatal four’ – speeding, drink driving, using a mobile phone whilst driving, and not wearing a seat belt.
Alison Hernandez, APCC Lead for Road Safety and PCC for Devon and Cornwall said:
“PCCs have a strong voice in local communities and are eager to understand the public’s views on road safety and policing our roads. This survey will allow PCCs to assess the strength of public feeling to make our roads safer and, I hope, give the Government the evidence it needs to act.”
Martyn Underhill, APCC Deputy Lead for Road Safety and PCC for Dorset said:
“It is sadly the case that, wherever you live in England and Wales, you will have experience, probably very recently, of reckless and unlawful driver behaviour. Many, many communities are affected by serious collisions on our roads and, I am sure, have strong opinions on what can be done to reduce the frequency of such tragedies. That is why we are encouraging people from all over the country to contribute to this survey.”
This poll follows the recent reports, including the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety’s report into Roads Policing, and the HMICFRS Roads Policing – Not Optional report.
The 60-second survey will be open until 17:00 on Wednesday 30th September.