Latest news from the North East Region


Number of bikers killed and seriously injured rises

The number of bikers killed or seriously injured on North East roads in the last five years has risen by 8%.

A fifth of road fatalities in North East involve a speeding driver

Drivers are being urged to stick to the speed limit – and drive according to the conditions – after it was revealed that a fifth of all road deaths in the region involved a speeding driver.

Durham schools get creative for road safety

Durham Council’s road safety team has organised two recent initiatives to help improve road safety for school children in the county.

An Ode to Road Safety

Pupils from four County Durham primary schools have been getting creative with a professional writer and learning how to stay safe around traffic.


Road safety teams listed A-Z

Darlington Borough Council

Andy Casey, Road Safety Officer, Darlington Borough Council, 17 Allington Way, Darlington, County Durham DL1 5QT
01325 406695 • andy.casey@darlington.gov.uk


Durham County Council

Paul Watson, Road Safety Section Manager, Regeneration and Local Services, Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UQ
03000 268166 • paul.watson@durham.gov.uk


Gateshead Council

Siobhan Bowery, Sustainable Transport & Road Safety Team Leader, Development Transport & Public Protection, Communities & Environment, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH
0191 433 3109 • siobhanbowery@gateshead.gov.uk


Hartlepool Borough Council

Tony Davison, Sustainable Travel Officer – Traffic and Transport, Hartlepool Borough Council, Level 4, Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool TS24 8AY

01429 523259 •  tony.davison@hartlepool.gov.uk


Middlesbrough Council

Lynn Hepworth, Road Safety Officer, Transport and Infrastructure, Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 504, Civic Centre, Middlesbrough TS1 9FY

01642 728178 • lynn_hepworth@middlesbrough.gov.uk


Newcastle City Council

Cheryl Ford Lyddon, Road Safety Manager, Newcastle City Council, 7th Floor Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH
0191 2115961 • cheryl.ford-lyddon@newcastle.gov.uk


North Tyneside Council

Paul Adams, Sustainable Transport Officer, Capita with North Tyneside Council, Quadrant East, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside NE27 OBY
0191 643 6125 • paul.adams@northtyneside.gov.uk


Northumberland County Council

Leslie Gilbert, Northumberland County Council, Community & Environment, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2EF
01670 624113 • Leslie.Gilbert@northumberland.gov.uk


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Road Safety, Belmont House, Rectory Lane, Guisborough, Yorkshire TS14 7FD
01642 774774


South Tyneside Council

Kim Quest-Law, Road Safety Coordinator, Road Safety, Economic Regeneration, South Tyneside Council, Town Hall and Civic offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2RL
0191 424 7613 • kim.questlaw@southtyneside.gov.uk


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Anthony Wilton, Principal Engineer Road Safety and Car Parking, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Technical Services Division, PO Box 229, Kingsway House, West Precinct, Billingham TS23 2YL
01642 528709 • anthony.wilton@stockton.gov.uk


Sunderland City Council

Anthony Bell, Road Safety Engineer, Sunderland City Council
0191 561 1524 • www.sunderland.gov.uk