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Road safety campaign targets mobile phone users

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP) has launched a hard-hitting campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone whilst driving.

With 31 per cent of drivers admitting to using a mobile phone to either make or take a call, check texts, emails or social media while driving, the LLRRSP is keen to highlight that using a mobile phone whilst driving is illegal and could result in a fine of £200 and six penalty points. Even more worrying is that drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a crash if using a phone and reaction times of a driver are slower when texting and driving than that of someone drink driving.

The four week campaign, which launched this week, is designed to highlight to all drivers, particularly millennials, the dangers of using a phone at the wheel of a car, whether that’s taking a call, texting or even choosing some music.

For further information on the campaign, visit Facebook at:
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Three of the new Leicestershire average speed camera systems due to go live

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Average speed enforcement in Walcote, Sharnford & Measham will start on September 10th, read the rest of this story:

Driver arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following fatal collision

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Two people died following a collision between two cars on the A46 in Leicestershire, read the rest of this story.

Driver jailed for attempting to blame her sister for crash

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Pooja Solanki was driving along Uppingham Road in Leicester on October 4 last year when she swerved around a cyclist and smashed into another car.
After stopping briefly, Solanki, who had been disqualified from driving after a motoring offence in December 2016, fled the scene without leaving her name but an eagle-eyed passer-by got her car’s registration. Read the rest of this story.

M1 motorway closure

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The M1 motorway will close to southbound traffic from 10pm on Friday 11 May and from midnight on the same day to northbound traffic.

This is to allow the installation of a new motorway bridge which is part of the planned Kegworth bypass that will alleviate HGV traffic from travelling through local villages. The work is part of wider infrastructure improvements at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.

Highways England traffic officers will be on patrol to manage traffic flows and new signage is also being put in place ahead of the work to ensure motorists can plan their journeys before setting off.

Further details, including the temporary diversion route, are available here.

£1million speed camera upgrade

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP) will be replacing its obsolete technology as it embarks on a major overhaul of its road side speed and red light cameras.
Work will commence later this month, at the first of the twenty two camera sites, which will see them upgraded from using 35mm wet film to more efficient digital technology.
It is proving unsustainable to operate our existing cameras as fewer companies are able to supply us with film and it is getting harder, and more expensive, to get replacement parts and servicing.
The digital upgrade, which will use wireless technology, will mean our speed and red traffic light enforcement will be more reliable.”
It is expected that the digital upgrade work will be completed by December 2018.

  • The first enforcement (red light) camera was installed in 1990 at the A4560 Narborough Road/Fullhurst Avenue in Leicester.
  • The majority of our speed and red light camera sites became operational between 1991 and 2005.
  • Our most recent camera site, on the A6/Loughborough Road near Quorn, became operational in 2012.
  • “We are trying very hard….to get people to follow the signposted limits.”

    Thursday, February 15th, 2018

    A driver caught at 89mph on a 30mph road claims his metric speedometer confused him.

    The student was caught on Loughborough’s Ling Road in February 2017, read the rest of this story here.

    Leicestershire Police featured on national TV

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

    Local Police officers were featured on an episode of the BBC One Show on the lookout for drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel, the story starts via iplayer at 02:15

    Daytime Running Lights

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018

    These are becoming a more common feature on newer vehicles, however, they can pose a serious danger for night time driving:
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    WARNING! speeding ticket scam

    Thursday, October 26th, 2017

    Fraudsters are targeting motorists with realistic emails claiming to have “photographic evidence” of speeding, follow this link to the Birmingham Mail news item.