Roads policing

What we said

  • Proactively target offenders who use the roads to cause danger to other road users.
  • Engage with road user groups to identify opportunities to provide timely education and enforcement activities.
  • Pay particular attention to vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists).
  • Work with Transport for London by delivering special services that keep the City’s roads safe.
  • Investigate serious collisions, support victims and their families and bring offenders who flout road safety laws.
  • Continue to undertake visible enforcement activities to deter road users from breaking traffic laws and putting other road users at risk.
  • Support national road strategies by complementing criminal justice sanctions for offending with an educational programme aimed at improving road skills and understanding to prevent re-offending.

What we did

  • Delivered all tasked roads policing operations, which included specific operations to target criminality specifically associated with road safety (for example, driving whilst using a mobile phone, and speeding).
  • Supported the City of London Corporation’s Road Danger Reduction Strategy.
  • Supported the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (Vision Zero), which aims to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads.
  • Referred offenders to education programmes (where appropriate) to improve road safety over time.
  • Supported the City of London Corporation’s Road Danger Reduction Strategy, working with them to identify the causes and consequences of collisions in the City, reducing risk factors and identifying measures to address dangerous behaviours and locations, and publicising their public education campaigns such as Road Safety Week and #BeBrakeReady.

Outcome

  • 533 vehicles seized for no license/insurance offences (309 in 2017/18).
  • 835 HGVs stopped, resulting in 612 infringements/offences identified (1533 stops and 960 offences in 2017/18).
  • 312 offences recorded relating to not wearing a seat belt, using mobile phone whilst driving or speeding (488 recorded in 2017/18).
  • 348 casualties resulting from collisions, with 68 classed as ‘Seriously Injured’, a single fatality was recorded on City roads within 2018/19.