The Commitment

Surrey is home to some of the busiest stretches of motorway in the UK with significant numbers of vehicles using the county’s road network every day. Road safety is understandably a significant concern for Surrey residents, and a key focus of the Police and Crime Plan.

Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) Total
Activity & Progress
27 Nov 2023

Driver safety roadshow

The PCC joined a roadshow dedicated to reducing crash casualties, warning that collisions in the county are rising following lockdowns. The event marked Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) - the UK’s biggest platform showcasing best practice in road safety.

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27 Nov 2023

Commissioner takes on major national role for transport safety

For 2023/24, the PCC took on the role of Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s lead for roads policing and transport, previously held by Sussex Commissioner Katy Bourne. As part of the role, the PCC will work to improve the safety of transport around the country.

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15 Nov 2022

New funding for Safe Drive Stay Alive

Lisa Townsend committed to spending more than £100,000 on Safe Drive Stay Alive until 2025. She announced the news during charity Brake’s Road Safety Week. Further information can be found on the PCC's website.

1 Apr 2022

Tackling The Fatal Five

Surrey police are in the process of establishing a new policing team dedicated to cutting the driving offences that lead to the most death on Surrey roads. Known as “the fatal five offences”, the new team will be focussing on combatting careless driving, drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone and speeding. The first wave of officers will be in post by early June 2022, and the Commissioner's office will be following progress carefully.

3 Feb 2022

New cameras

A new average-speed camera scheme has been agreed for the area known as Pirbright Bends in Guildford, one of the worst collision sites in Surrey. Further work is also underway to introduce several new fixed and average speed cameras across Surrey and the Commissioner's office will continue to work closely with Surrey County Council to ensure residents can have confidence in the safety of our road network.

25 Jan 2022

Drink Driving Campaign

Drink and drug-driving is one of the most common causes of collisions which result in death or serious injury on our roads. The Commissioner is highly supportive of the work Surrey Police undertook during the Christmas period, to both step up enforcement and raise awareness of the risks amongst the public.

25 Jan 2022

Community Speedwatch

This Police and Partnership activity is supported by the community in the form of Community Speedwatch – a scheme that enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally. With over 70 groups actively supported by over 600 volunteers it is a fantastic example of community pride in action. During 2021/22 the Commissioner's office provided additional funding to support delivery, including the provision of speed detection equipment.

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OPCC Work with Surrey County Council, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, the Highways Agency and others to create a partnership plan that reflects the needs of all our road users and shifts the focus to harm reduction
OPCC Involve communities in the solution to anti-social driving by supporting Community Speed Watch groups by purchasing more equipment and listening to their concerns
OPCC Explore the support given to victims and witnesses of road collisions and work with existing support organisations
Joint Working with the Safer Surrey Roads Partnership to develop initiatives that reduce the number of killed and seriously injured on our roads. This includes Vision Zero, Rural Speeds project and the development of the Safety Camera Partnership
Joint Address the disproportionately higher number of fatalities in those aged 17 to 24 by continuing to support and develop interventions such as Safe Drive Stay Alive and making young driver courses more accessible
Joint Work with schools and colleges to support initiatives such as Bike Safe and the new Surrey Safer Roads Plan, to ensure children and their families feel confident to walk or cycle to school and in their communities
Surrey Police Support Surrey Police’s Road’s Policing Unit and the development of the Fatal Five Team. This team is focused on changing driver behaviour via a multi-agency preventative approach to tackle the fatal five causes of accidents on our roads: speeding, drink and drug driving, using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt and careless driving, including enforcement
Surrey Police Improve the ease with which residents can report anti-social road use such as cycling on footpaths, using E-Scooters in prohibited places, causing distress to horse riders and some parking obstructions so that trends and hot spots can be identified
Surrey Police Work with criminal justice partners to ensure justice is achieved for victims of dangerous driving
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