Organisation: Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership
Date of Publication: January 2022
Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 25 January 2022
Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership (WRSP) has published the Warwickshire Road Safety Strategy to 2030, setting out an ambitious target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on roads by 50% by 2030.
The development of the plan 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, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue and National Highways – to play their part in making roads safer as part of the new ‘safe systems’ approach.
The Safe Systems approach is built upon 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, including you as a road user and those that design, build, operate and use the road system.
- All parts of the system must be strengthened so the road users are still protected if one element fails. This means that when a collision occurs we need to make sure we manage the transport system so the roads, the roadsides, the vehicles, the speeds and human behaviour all work together to increase the protection. If one is weak the other systems should come together to protect that person from serious harm.
To achieve the Safe Systems approach, WRSP has established working groups with their own performance indicators to look at all aspects of road safety in order to keep people safe. The working groups are Safe Road Users, Safe Vehicles, Safe Speeds, Safe Roads and Post Collision Response.
These working groups will work together to improve the system and use all available data and evidence to determine the initiatives that need to be put in place. This work is supported by a Data Working Group and a Communications Working Group.
Download the strategy document from the WRSP website: