We're supporting the DROPs campaign
Up and down the country waste collection crews witness thousands of incidents of reckless driving every month, which put them and other members of the public in danger.
These often include drivers mounting kerbs and driving on pavements in a rush to get to work, often when children are walking to school. Our waste contractor Biffa is running a campaign known as DROPs – Driving Recklessly on Pavements – to raise awareness of this issue. Take a look at this video taken from Biffa vehicle CCTV footage!
The Biffa campaign includes planning routes to try and avoid making collections in busy areas at the worst times. They’re also training drivers of waste collection vehicles to reduce any delays they might cause, but they’re also using CCTV on vehicles to help catch offenders – Biffa are now working closely with the police to report dangerous drivers and have them prosecuted.