On The Roads
What is road or traffic crime?
Protecting you on the roads covers are whole range of issues.
This includes making sure drivers have insurance, keep their
vehicles in good condition and adhere to parking regulations
through to speeding and serious driving offences. Our role is to
keep your roads and pavements safe.
Advice and support
We are determined to reduce the number of people killed or
injured on the roads of Merseyside through Enforcement, Education,
Engagement and Engineering.
The following illegal activities are extremely dangerous, and
are major contributors to injuries and deaths.
- Excess speed not only causes collisions, it makes their
outcomes far more serious.
- Using a mobile phone without a hands-free kit while driving
seriously affects your concentration on your environment.
- Drink and drug driving are major causes of death and serious
injury. Drink or drug driving can end in serious or fatal injury.
You could be saving a life by letting us know about it in time.
Never accept a lift from a driver who you suspect is over the legal
- Failure to wear a seat belt can turn even a minor incident into
- Failing to obey traffic signals and road signs puts you in
immediate danger from people driving properly. If your gamble goes
wrong, it will be your fault.
- Careless and dangerous driving makes the roads hazardous for
all users. If you value your licence, remember that driving demands
total focus at all times.
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We actively promote a range of driving and motorcycling
proficiency courses. If we can, we replace punishment through the
courts with training on one of the National Driver Offender
Re-training courses. Preventing accidents is better than punishing
Engagement and engineering
We can advise you on things like safe parking, or a better
layout for your company car park. We work in partnership with
schools and colleges, other emergency services, businesses and
members of the public to make all road users as safe as possible,
and with local authorities, planners and borough engineers to
identify and rectify potential dangers.
How to report traffic crime or dangerous situations
Report erratic driving, dangerous loads, unroadworthy vehicles
or hazards on the road by phoning 999 as soon as
you safely can. Write down the registration number of any vehicle
involved, with a description of the make, colour and, if possible,
who was driving.
To make the report anonymously call Crimestoppers, a national
charity who will pass the information on without asking for your
If you're involved in a collision take a note of the name,
contact details and insurance information of anyone else who is
involved. If someone is injured, or if the road has become blocked,
Other collisions should be reported within 24 hours phone
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