Chief Superintendent David Snelling . Why the ACPO Roads Policing Strategy and traffic enforcement is important. “Mary Lou” Courtesy of Greg Harper (www.gregharpermusic.com). ACPO Roads Policing Strategy. Reduce road casualties. Deny criminals use of the roads by enforcing the law.
and traffic enforcement is important
“Mary Lou” Courtesy of Greg Harper (www.gregharpermusic.com)
Reduce road casualties
Deny criminals use of the roads by enforcing the law
Tackle the threat of terrorism
Reduce anti-social use of the roads
Enhance public confidence and reassurance
by patrolling the roads
In the UK in 2008 there were:
2,538 fatal casualties
28,567 Serious Personal Injury
This equates to 7 fatalities and 78 SPIs
a day on the UK’s Roads
204 fatal casualties
3481 Serious Personal Injury casualties
This equates to 4 fatalities a week and
10 SPIs a day on the Capital’s Roads
Nationally the total estimated costs of all road
collisions is £18 billionper year.
Source: House of Commons Transport Select Committee
The estimated cost of each Fatal Collision is
In London last year there were 232 Fatal Collisions which
equates to an estimated cost of £348 million.
Drivers who drive fast regardless of the circumstances have a collision risk 3 – 5 times greater than drivers who don’t.
Research indicates that up to 95%of road collisions are attributable to human error.
likely to be involved in other criminal activities
to disrupt or restrict a criminal’s activities
drivers have criminal convictions
17% of disquals have a previous conviction
for disqualified driving
In the UK an estimated 2 Million or 6.5% (1 in 15) of all drivers are uninsured.
£380 Million compensation paid out by the
Guarantee Fund – In the UK the MIB
(Motor Insurers’ Bureau)
300,000 + convictions per year
Uninsured drivers add an average of £30 to every policy
NELIs ( NEver held a LIcence )
Are 2.7 to 9 times more likely to be involved in a collision
In just over 3% of Personal Injury collisions a driver is
prosecuted for unlicensed driving
Road Safety Issues:
Uninsured driver 10 x more likely to have a drink drive conviction.
Uninsured drivers 6 x more likely to be driving an unsafe vehicle
Uninsured drivers 3 x more likely to have a conviction for driving without due care and attention
In 2006 uninsured drivers were responsible for killing 160
People and injuring 23,000
EVERY DAY walking or cycling on UK roads
It is estimated that one in five of all crashes is caused by driver fatigue.
In a YouGov poll less than a quarter of people said they planned breaks in their journey whilst 26% had driven for more than four hours without a break.
12.5% of Fatal Collisions involve LGVs.
With the Olympic construction phase just about to start in
earnest, it is estimated that in London there will be
1,000 to 3,500extraLGVjourneysa day
Motorcyclists account for 2% of all UK road users
They account for over 20% of the Killed and
Seriously Injured on the UK’s roads.
A study into the attitude of young drivers towards alcohol and drugs revealed:
More than one in ten young drivers often take to the wheel
under the influence of drink or drugs
8% claim to ‘always’ drive whilst under the influence of drugs
17% admit to regularly taking cannabis
12% admit to regularly taking cocaine
10% admit to regularly taking ecstacy
7% claim to ‘always’ drive after drinking more than 2 units of alcohol
Sample Data: 8,000 17-24 year olds
across United Kingdom.
Failure to wear a seat belt
Inappropriate Speed for the conditions or excess speed
is a contributory factor in 1 in 3 crashes
In 27% Fatal crashes speed is a significant factor
of those killed on the roads are victims of
To reduce all KSI\'s by 50%¹
To reduce child KSI\'s by 60%¹
To reduce blameworthy Polcolls by 5%
¹Compared with 1994-1998 average.
Failure to wear a seat belt
An internet based forum that will allow the public to provide information regarding:
- Organised Crime linked to London’s roads
- Illegal road use
- Nuisance/anti-social road use
Commercial Vehicle Unit
Collision Investigation Unit
Traffic Management Officers