Incidents on the road can have potentially devastating impacts with regards injuries sustained by those directly involved and on wider family and friends.
The council's Local Transport Plan sets objectives for improving safety by:
- reducing the number and severity of casualties on our roads, particularly amongst motorcyclists, cyclists and young drivers
- promoting safe behaviours and mutual respect by all road users
The council runs a comprehensive road safety education programme in our schools, works with the police and other agencies to provide advice to road users and enforce regulations, and works to ensure the safe design and operation of our highway network.