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Commissioner asks for public’s views on policing the roads

September 3, 2020
Warwickshire Police officers conducting speed checks near speed enforcement campaign. Today we have focused in the Wolvey area earlier this year.

Warwickshire Police officers conducting speed checks in the Wolvey area earlier this year.

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe is asking for the public to take part in a national poll on how the roads are policed and how this can be improved.

Organised by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, the survey asks for  the public’s perceptions of the enforcement of traffic laws, risks to road safety and fixed penalty notices.  It is thought to be the first national poll co-ordinated by PCCs.

Results from the survey will then be fed into a Department for Transport Call for Evidence, which seeks to find out what makes a difference to road safety and how the capability and capacity of enforcement agencies can be enhanced.

Mr Seccombe said: “Road safety has been high on my agenda here in Warwickshire for some time, as the number of people being killed or seriously injured on our roads – while showing signs of improvement – is still far too high.

“The Government is currently reviewing roads policing and what the future of traffic law enforcement could look like, so it’s really important that local people are heard as part of that review.

“I’m keen that as many voices from Warwickshire as possible should feed into the submission to government that is made by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, so please do log on and take the survey.”

Alison Hernandez, the Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, is the national PCC lead on road safety. She said: “It is clear that the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads is unacceptable and needs drastically reducing.

“PCCs have a strong voice in local communities and are eager to understand the public’s views around road safety and policing our roads.

“This survey will allow PCCs to advocate the strength of public feeling to make our roads safer and, I hope, give the Government the evidence it needs to act.”

The poll can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/apccsaferoads and is open until 30 September 2020.

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