Help us keep roads in Essex safe: be our Extra Eyes
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We’re quick to catch criminals and keep our roads safe! Could you be our Extra Eyes? and help us eliminate poor and dangerous driving.
This month we announced our collaboration with Scalextric who have created the Ford RS200 Essex Police edition slot car, allowing us to highlight the work we do to keep our roads in Essex moving and safe for everyone.
As part of our work with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) and in support of Vision Zero to have no road deaths in Essex by 2040 or sooner, our Roads Policing officers tackle poor and dangerous driving every day, but we’re asking you to help us in our ambition and for you to pledge your support in two ways.
Firstly, most drivers in Essex drive carefully and are considerate to other road users but each month Extra Eyes receive submissions from you where your dash cam has recorded drivers or riders committing traffic offences, putting the safety of other road users at risk.
We appreciate that drivers sometimes make genuine mistakes, but Extra Eyes targets those who deliberately drive dangerously and illegally or are negligent with regard to the safety of others. Extra Eyes review footage of offences including speeding, careless driving, going through red lights, contravening traffic signs, and using mobile phones whilst driving.
Take the Vision Zero Pledge
Secondly, we would urge you to take the Vision Zero Pledge to become a better driver or rider by making good driving decisions, taking responsibility for your and other roads users’ safety.
On signing the pledge, you will be asked to take actions that will make our roads safe: be careful and considerate to other road users, wear your seatbelt, drive within the speed limits, follow the Highway Code etc.
Help us reduce road collisions and casualties in Essex and make our roads even safer. Report instances of poor and dangerous driving through Safer Essex Roads Partnership's Extra Eyes initiative.
More than ever, irresponsible, dangerous and illegal road behaviour is being recorded by road users. Through Extra Eyes this footage can be sent to, and reviewed by, an investigator within Road Policing at Essex Police.