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Surrey to launch new Road Safety team

The Vanguard Road Safety Team will officially be launched in the autumn.

The road crime reduction team will have a focus on the ‘Fatal 5’; inappropriate speed, not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, distracted driving (such as using a mobile phone) and careless driving. 

The team will target specific collision hotspot locations and individuals who have been flagged as a potential risk via intelligence. They will also be supported by a casualty data researcher and a communications specialist. 

Proactive engagement with the community will also fall within their remit. 

The team has begun operating, but will not be fully staffed until later in the year when it will be made up of 10 PCs and two sergeants 

The number of collisions in the county resulting in death or injury had plateaued since 2009, but more recently has begun to increase again in spite of Covid restrictions that have been in place. 

In 2020, the county saw 28 deaths and 571 people seriously injured on the roads. 

Sergeant Pascoe from Vanguard Road Safety Team, said: “It’s time to take action and do something different to tackle these rising road deaths and injuries. Each and every crash is preventable and behind every victim is a family, friends and a community left devastated.

“All road users need to take extra care when using the roads to avoid coming to the attention of our new team, but most importantly to play their part in preventing future road collisions.”

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