Meet Lincolnshire’s new road safety squad

Lincolnshire Police have put together a new team of specially trained officers on a mission to reduce the number of serious and fatal collisions on county roads.

Since the start of 2018, there have been 14 deaths on Lincolnshire’s highways, resulting from a total of 12 collisions.

The new Safer Roads Team (SRT) will focus on enforcement on four leading causes of collisions in the county: drink/drug driving, mobile phone use, excess speed and not wearing a seatbelt. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The new Safer Roads Team (SRT) will focus on a crackdown of the so-called Fatal Four: drink/drug driving, mobile phone use, excessive speed and not wearing a seatbelt.

Ten special constables and two special sergeants make up the squad, alongside colleagues from nearby counties.

They will be patrolling in unmarked vehicles, in an attempt to keep dangerous drivers on their toes.