A major survey has got underway across England and Wales to understand public feeling on road safety and enforcement.
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ (APCC) survey will collate views on a range of issues including fixed penalty fines, how the income generated from fixed penalty notices should be spent and whether people believe additional enforcement is warranted in their area.
It comes as the government undertakes a national review of roads policing and traffic law enforcement.
Responses to the survey will help inform the APCC’s evidence to the review and ensure PCCs are fully abreast of public feeling on traffic enforcement and roads safety matters in their areas.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: “Reckless and unlawful driving is the bane of many Nottinghamshire communities and is always top of the agenda during my public meetings.
“This is an opportunity to make those feelings count and influence future strategy on road safety in this country.
“Reducing fatalities and serious casualties on our roads is a priority for all of us but how best we do that is open for discussion and it’s vital local people have a chance to share their thoughts. I would urge everyone to spare 60 seconds to complete this survey.”
Superintendent Claire Rukas, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is a great opportunity for the public to engage on the critical issue of road safety – something which affects us all whether it be on foot, by cycling or as drivers.
“Nottinghamshire Police take its responsibility towards road safety seriously and we spend a lot of time informing and educating, as well as enforcing the rules of the road.
“Sadly we still see too many fatal collisions, often involving the ‘fatal four’ of speed, drink, mobile phone use or failing to wear a seatbelt.
“I hope people will use this survey as a chance to give their views so that we can continue to improve the safety of our roads.”
Figures from the APCC show in 2018, almost 1,800 people lost their lives on Britain’s roads while more than 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 while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt.
The survey will be open until 5pm on Wednesday 30 September. To take part, visit:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/apccsaferoads
The survey comes as the national Project EDWARD aims to reduce deaths on the roads. Find out more about Project EDWARD here.