Warwickshire comes together to improve road safety

13.22 | 26 January 2022 |

The Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership has published a new strategy, setting out an ‘ambitious’ target to halve the number of deaths and serious injuries on the county’s roads by 2030.

The development of the Warwickshire Road Safety Strategy to 2030 follows a public consultation which looked at attitudes to road safety and the measures that would be needed to make highways safer for all users.

‘Together’ is a key word in the strategy as it calls upon the public – as well as partners such as Warwickshire Police, the Warwickshire police and crime commissioner, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue and National Highways – to play their part in making roads safer.

The strategy is centred on the ‘Safe Systems’ approach, which has four principles:

  • People make mistakes that can lead to collisions
  • People are vulnerable to being killed or seriously injured in a collision
  • Road safety is a shared responsibility for all
  • All parts of the system must be strengthened so the road users are still protected if one element fails

To achieve the Safe Systems approach, the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership has established working groups with their own performance indicators to look at all aspects of road safety.  

These focus on: safe road users, safe vehicles, safe speeds, safe roads and post collision response.

The groups will work together and use all available data and evidence to determine the initiatives that need to be put in place across the county.

Philip Seccombe, chair of Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership and Warwickshire police and crime commissioner, said: “In Warwickshire the ambitious target of a 50% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries means 183 fewer people killed or seriously injured on our roads by 2030.

“Talking about this target in real terms brings home how important it is that we reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on our roads every year.  

“Any number is too many and this new Strategy is just the start of our journey towards ‘Vision Zero’ to eliminate fatal and serious casualties, and create a safe road environment that will encourage active and sustainable travel.”



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