Lincolnshire Police launch road safety plan
Lincolnshire Police have launched its new plan to help keep the county's roads safe.
The Roads Policing Plan sets out how officers will police Lincolnshire's roads up until 2022.
This plan includes officers in Specialist Operations, Local Policing and the Crime Command focussing on education, enforcement, engagement and engineering.
Superintendent Paul Timmins, Head of Specialist Operations, is appealing to all drivers to work with police to bring down the casualties on the roads.
He said: “We will continue to invest in roads policing and take the driving seat in reducing risk and harm on our roads.
“The public have a really important part to play; road safety is everyone’s responsibility. We can only achieve our aims with the support of our local communities. I appeal to all our road users to work with us and help drive down the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
“We are investing in roads policing officers as part of the uplift of additional officers in our county. Our officers, special constables and volunteers will all be working hard to educate or enforce road traffic legislation.
" I invite our communities to read this plan and to work with us to keep our roads safer.
“Our officers are on patrol engaging and enforcing with a fresh and renewed focus on road safety and policing our roads to deny criminal activity.”
The plan sets out how the force will work with its partners in Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, which comprises Lincolnshire County Council, Highways England, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and East Midlands Ambulance service.
The plan aims to:
• Achieve a sustainable reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road collisions
• Have the safest roads in the UK
• Make Lincolnshire roads a hostile environment for criminals
• Reduce the risk to and from younger and older road users through education, engagement and enforcement.
This new plan was launched by the police force today (Wednesday, June 17).