Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex is pleased to support an initiative where Essex Police are working in partnership with Maldon District Council to enhance public safety by increasing the number of speed camera sites across the district. The partnership will increase the number of community protection officers who will use Trucam technology to enhance the force’s ability to enforce speed restrictions. This decision follows concerns from local communities across the district in the number of drivers speeding. Over the last 12 months officers have prosecuted 1,152 drivers for speeding offences and 196 drivers have had warning letters sent from the community speed watch team. By working together with Maldon District Council and using advances in technology Essex Police will apply legislation where needed to enhance public safety.
Casualty Reduction Manger for Essex Police, Adam Pipe, said, “Our aim is to reduce the number of collisions and improve safety on the roads in Essex and we will do all we can to promote this. We have had a large number of positive results over the last 12 months and want to improve on this work by enhancing the number of sites across the district.”
Councillor Mark Durham Leader of Maldon District Council said: “The Council is extremely proud to be at the forefront of this Trucam initiative with Essex Police.
“It is the first such partnership in the Country which will see our Community Protection Officers undertaking speed enforcement within our towns and villages, supporting the important road safety work of Essex Police.
“The Trucam speed enforcement initiative recognises the concerns of Parish Councils and residents and will enable us to support the Police in tackling speeding and anti-social driving in the Maldon District.
“Our Community Protection Officers will provide additional enforcement and increase residents safety and confidence. I am pleased we are able to work so closely with Essex Police to strengthen communities and help people feel safer on the Districts roads.”
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Improving safety on our roads is one of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan. Our objective is to reduce harm on the roads and promote safer driving. I’m pleased to see that we are giving communities extra technology to help deter drivers from speeding and are able to act on the concerns that residents have raised.”
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