Government announces roads policing review

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Published on 13 July 2020 by Mike Waters

The government has announced a review of how the country’s roads are policed “in order to identify which current methods work best” and to investigate “how the capability and capacity of enforcement services can be enhanced”. 

Led by the Department for Transport but with the assistance of the Home Office, the National Police Chiefs’ Council and other agencies, the review will explore how dangerous behaviours can be targeted, how technology can help enforce existing and future road traffic laws and how enforcement can influence behaviour. 

In a foreword to the review’s call for evidence, Parliamentary Under Secretary Baroness Vere of Norbiton noted that “Since 2010, we have seen a plateauing in the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads after years of steadily declining numbers. The government is determined to improve the current situation.” 

The review was launched alongside a consultation, which will be open until October 5 2020. More information about the review and ways to contribute to the consultation can be found here. 

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