Residents in Cumbria are being encouraged to take part in a survey aiming to gather the views of the public on road safety, road laws, fixed penalties and law enforcement.

The national survey is being conducted by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, and the findings will be shared with the Home Office and the Department of Transport.

These departments are currently conducting a review of roads policing and the future of law enforcement on the highways.

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, described it as a fantastic opportunity for the public to give their honest opinion around road law enforcement.

“As PCC, antisocial driving is one of the biggest issues that is constantly raised with me to take back to the Chief Constable so I wholly encourage everyone to take the time to fill this survey in," he said.

“Cumbria is no stranger to dangerous driving and the Constabulary do a fantastic job to deter this as best as possible but it is a community effort that is needed to eradicate road accidents and road deaths in the county.

“We all need to follow the rules of the road by driving to the road limits, eliminate distractions such as mobile phones and be courteous to other drivers.

“This survey really is an opportunity to express opinions and really influence the future laws in the UK so please fill out the survey above and help the country and Cumbria become an even safer place to travel.”

Cumbria Police superintendent Andy Wilkinson said: “We support Mr McCall in his efforts to identify any concerns people have around driving in Cumbria.

“Most of us are road users at some point, so road safety and the reduction of collisions are always important – and something we take extremely seriously.”

The survey is eight questions long and takes on average 60 seconds to complete.

Anyone is free to complete the survey. The survey closes on Wednesday September 30 at 5pm.