Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) was formed in June 2000 in order to reduce the number of people killed and injured on Lincolnshire’s roads.
LRSP is a unique multi-agency Partnership which brings together, under one roof, road safety professionals from its partner organisations:
Lincolnshire County Council ------ Lincolnshire Police ------ Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue ------ NHS Partnership ------ Highways Agency ------- Probation Service
 
Speeding - what's your excuse?

The campaign targets drivers in their 20s and 30s.

The campaign targets drivers in their 20s and 30s, an age group that research has shown generally do not relate driving too fast will with an increased chance of being involved in a collision.

The adverts focus on excuses frequently given for speeding such as ‘Late for work? and ‘Running Late?’ alongside hard hitting visuals of the aftermath of road traffic collisions, to encourage the audience to make the connection between speeding and being involved in a collision.

Billboards, cinema advertising, internal train advertising, bus backs ran throughout the region throughout July 2006.

The radio version centres on the aftermath of a collision, where listeners heard emergency services trying to get an injured driver out of a crashed car, from the perspective of the victim.

This is the second year the campaign has been run. The adverts proved highly effective in 2005 with 85% of motorists who’d seen the posters saying they thought the advert was good.

Phrases used to describe the adverts included ‘Gets your attention’ (61%), ‘Makes you think’ (52%), ‘Shocking’ (48%), and ‘To the point’ (47%).


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Driver alertness course

One-day theory and practical driving course for drivers who have been involved in a road traffic collision. Subjects include defensive driving, collision avoidance and hazard awareness.

When a motorist is involved in a Road Traffic collision and there is sufficient evidence for a prosecution for “Driving Without Due Care and Attention, or Driving Without Reasonable Consideration, contrary to Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, or similar offences, they may be given an option to attend a National Driver Alertness Course.

This is offered as an alternative to prosecution where the driver may receive a fine and penalty points on their driving licence. The conditions must also apply:

The driver must have a full license
There must not be any other outstanding offences relating to the same incident, which the police are prosecuting. E.G. no insurance
The offer must not be made within 3 years of an offence that to a previous Driver Alertness Course.

If a driver fails to attend or cancels a course, they would be referred back to the police for prosecution for the original offence


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WHAT'S DRIVING US

Three-and-a-quarter hour theory course for drivers who have committed a road traffic offence such as using a mobile phone or driving through redlight traffic.

What’s Driving Us? is a new course, launched in April 2012 by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) under the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) and has been put into place to give the Police discretion to offer drivers who commit certain road traffic offences e.g. using a mobile phone whilst driving or jumping a red traffic light, the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to prosecution or the Fixed Penalty system of a fine and penalty points.

As drivers we don’t often get the chance to think about what we like and dislike about driving – or how other people’s driving affects us. What’s Driving Us? provides you the opportunity to address those issues.

Through presentations and discussions you will gain insight into the decisions that people make on the road.  We don’t judge the way you drive, rather we encourage you to think about your driving in more detail.

The course welcomes people of all ages and all levels of driving experience.  Courses are usually relaxed and people tell us that they enjoy taking part.  There is no need for any special preparation: there are no tests and no driving is involved. By the end of the course, we hope that drivers will have a deeper understanding of how they can keep themselves and other people safe on the roads.

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 Drink and Drug Driving
 
Report a Drink Driver - text DRINK to 80800

 
Lincolnshire police are launching their Christmas drink and drug drive campaign on 1st December 2014. This is part of the national campaign working directly with officers from the Nottingham Force as part of the East Midlands Operational Support Service.
 
Members of the public will be able to report a drink driver they know using a short code SMS text service. Simply text the word DRINK to 80800 with details of the Vehicle, (registration) Where the person will be drinking and When. Police officers will use the information to stop, arrest and process the driver through the Courts.
 
This is only to be used for non-emergency cases.
 
If members of the public see a drink/drug driver actually driving, they should treat it as an emergency and call 999.
 
Drivers are reminded that police will be carrying out roadside checks at all times of the day including the mornings.
 
With the use of FIT (Field Impairment Test) officers will be testing drivers for the effects of drugs as well as drink during this campaign.
 
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