Did you get a new GoPro or Dash Cam for Christmas?
A GoPro or Dash Cam could go a long way to help Road Safety in the village and elsewhere under a new scheme. The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is encouraging road users to submit footage showing dangerous road user behaviour. This is part of a new campaign to make the region’s roads safer for everyone.
SERP has launched the ‘Extra Eyes’ campaign in a bid to reduce crashes and ultimately save lives. It covers roads across Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock. The following is from their website (edited slightly):
The increasing numbers of ‘on the go’ cameras, means more irresponsible, dangerous and illegal road behaviour is being recorded than ever before. The‘Extra Eyes’ means this footage can be sent to to Essex Police. It will be reviewed by a roads policing investigator from Essex Police’s Casualty Reduction Section.
In appropriate cases we will have no hesitation in taking positive action against offenders, using the evidence that you supply.
Where appropriate, offenders will be offered a driver improvement course at their expense. A fixed penalty notice or escalation to court may result where the criteria for one of these courses is not met.
To find out more visit the Extra Eyes webpages.