The Effectiveness of Roads Policing
TRL: In 2013, 112 people were killed on the roads in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Although this is a reduction of a third since 2008, Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary remain committed to further reducing the number of casualties resulting from road traffic collisions. At a time when financial cuts are being experienced in policing, it is more important than ever to ensure that roads policing activities are as effective as possible at reducing the numbers of road traffic collisions. The Joint Thames Valley and Hampshire Roads Policing Unit has therefore commissioned TRL to carry out innovative research into the links between roads policing activities and road traffic collisions. This is beginning to give a deeper insight into what the police should do to ensure that the number of road traffic casualties continues to fall.