A new fleet of road safety enforcement vans are now on the roads across the English county of Lancashire.
The high visibility vehicles are operated by Lancashire Constabulary who say they will play a “key role” in reducing road traffic collisions and injuries on the county’s roads.
Eight vehicles will monitor accident routes and roads identified by members of the public to detect speeding, seat belt offences, mobile phone use and drivers not fully in control of their vehicles.
“These vans have been liveried to provide a highly visible presence,” explained Supt Julian Platt who is behind the scheme. “We want drivers to see them and know we are there. The technicians are tasked to enforce in areas that will have the maximum impact on reducing road traffic collisions. We plan the technicians’ shifts around the times when we see most collisions to make sure the enforcement vehicles have the maximum effect. By being present we hope to improve driver behaviour to make Lancashire’s roads safer for everyone who uses them.”