Casualty Reduction Day of Action - 8 NovemberFri 4th November 2022
The Safer Roads Humber Partnership continues its ‘Share the Road’ campaign with a focus on enforcement of road traffic laws. Driving is a privilege which is earned through the hard work of practicing and passing the driving test. That privilege can and will be withdrawn from motorists who cannot obey road traffic laws such as speeding, using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving, along with being impaired through alcohol and drugs etc. Safer Roads Humber and Humberside Police are actively undertaking highly visual and unmarked enforcing across the region to take dangerous drivers off our roads.
Ian Robertson partnership manager for Safer Roads Humber said: “The majority of motorists obey road traffic laws and get frustrated when then see dangerous drivers flouting the rules of the road. Our message to these dangerous drivers is that our enforcement has greatly increased and if you deliberately flout the law, your risk of prosecution has never been greater.
We will be using unmarked vans, motorcycles and cars as part of our operations and the coming year will see us use other methods of enforcing the many rules of the road. We have the support of the majority of the public that obey the rules, for those that don’t, the simple message is change your driving behaviour and drive like you were taught for your test.”
The partnership is holding a casualty reduction day of action on the 8 November which will see enhanced safety camera enforcement across the region. In addition, the partnership is working closely with East Yorkshire Buses and will be utilising a bus as a mobile enforcement platform as it travels across the region. Along with speed enforcement the Safer Roads Humber compliance officers can also detect other driving offences such as not wearing a seat belt and using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving.
In addition to enforcement the partnership is also spreading the message of ‘Everybody is responsible for Road Safety’ via its social media channels, whilst the partnership engagement officers will be visiting the majority of fire station across the region to raise awareness of driving responsibly within the speed limit at all times.
The casualty reduction day will also see increased operations by Humberside Police roads policing unit, while Neighbourhood Policing Team will be focusing on local issues in relation to road safety such as anti-social driving behaviour, breach of weight limits and many other offences. Volunteers from the Community Speed Watch teams will also be operating in some areas.
The partnership is asking everyone to ‘Share The Road’ regardless of how you travel to try to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the regions roads.