The A444 at Fenny Drayton is a fast, busy and sometimes dangerous main road.
The number of casualties on UK roads has been falling for decades, from 6,352 killed on the roads in 1979 to 1,784 in 2017 – but over the past few years that decline has halted. In order to get that trend going down again, I want to see the police across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland:
- Continue to work with the Road Safety Partnership to prioritise the Fatal Four Strategy;
- Co-operate with Neighbourhood Watch and Parish Councils to identify problem areas;
- Build on the Community Speed Watch programme, especially in rural areas, targetting repeat offenders;
- Target problem stretches of road with randomised police visits to result in prosecutions which will be publicised locally to act as deterrents, ensuring that there are no roads where it is thought safe to speed or drink-drive;
- Work with our partners to ensure appropriate traffic regulations such as speed limits, speed cameras and road designs as well as appropriate signage.