RoadPol Operation Speed
Sunday marked the conclusion of RoadPol’s Operation Speed. The campaign to tackle one of the fatal 5 was an international one and an Operation Merseyside Road Safety Partnership was proud to support.
The week long operation involved regular Safer Roads Enforcement team deployments, Safer Roads Watch engagements, communications activity and much more.
The fatal five contribute to a substantial volume of serious and fatal collisions on the roads. In 2022 over 45% of all fatal collisions in Merseyside involved at least one of the fatal five as a contributory factor.
Operations such as this are vital in achieving Vision Zero and making our roads safer for everyone. Safe Speeds however do not only relate to the offence of ‘excess speed’, but also to the conditions where due care and consideration are fundamental necessities when decision making.
Understanding that the parameters of a road are governed by speed limits and these limits must not be breached is important, however drivers must recognise these are limits not targets, if the conditions of a road are unfit due to pedestrian activity, hazards, turns, whether or other factors, driving slower with increased caution is necessary to keep our roads safe.
Thank you to Merseyside Police and the local authorities for their support throughout this operation.