Keeping Staffordshire’s roads safe is a key element of the Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adam’s Police and & Crime Plan, and Fire and & Rescue Plan, which prioritises continued investment in road policing – to keep the number of recorded deaths and serious injuries as low as possible, as well as reduce instances of criminality on our road network.
The Commissioner, and his Deputy, Helen Fisher, are joint Chairs of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), and aim to continue to deliver a co-ordinated approach to keep all those who live, work and visit our region safe from the dangers of reckless and irresponsible drivers getting behind the wheel.
The partnership, which began in 2001, works to prevent collisions and criminality on our region’s roads, in addition to officers working as part of the Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) and Staffordshire Police’s dedicated Road Policing Unit (RPU).
Since it was formed in 2019, Staffordshire Police’s RPU has worked to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads as part of the force’s Operation Lightening.
RPU officers aim to prevent and educate drivers on the so-called ‘fatal four’ of speeding, mobile phone use, drink and drug use, and not wearing a seatbelt – issuing fines and pursuing prosecution where necessary.