Road policing review announced by UK Government
The UK government has announced a thorough review of road policing “in order to identify which current methods work best”.
The review is being led by the Department for Transport (DfT), with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs’ Council being other notable bodies involved. The review will be focussing on how technology and intelligence can assist the police in combatting dangerous behaviour on our roads, and also how current and future road laws can be better policed.
The call for evidence states that since 2010 the UK road network has seen a plateauing of the number of deaths and serious injuries after years of constant decline. Rather than sit on a flat curve on a graph, the government, with the help of the DfT and other parties, hopes to continue the decline in deaths and serious injuries that started in the mid-1990s.
While safety is obviously a top priority, the review is also aimed at combatting non-compliance to road laws, something that inevitably has a knock-on effect on accidents, deaths, and serious injuries.
The review was launched at the same time as a government consultation calling for evidence from individuals and organisations and allowing all to have a say on the future of the UK’s road policing policy.
This call for evidence was issued on 13 July 2020 and will run until 5 October 2020. Ensure that your response reaches us before the closing date.
For more information or to read the scope of the review in full, head to: gov.uk/roads-policing-review