Road safety

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We co-ordinate programmes of road safety training, education and publicity campaigns, to reduce road traffic casualties.

These aim to raise awareness of different road safety issues and are closely linked to the government's Think! campaign (opens in a new window).

Road traffic collisions and casualties

We are working harder than ever to reduce casualties on our roads.

Travelling by car

We aim to encourage drivers and passengers to travel safely by car, with a particular focus on child safety seat checks, young drivers and winter driving.

Travelling by bicycle

We recognise the health and environmental benefits of travelling by two wheels and help schools provide cycle training for young cyclists.

Travelling by motorcycle

Derbyshire roads attract many motorcyclists.

Unfortunately the county also suffers from a high number of motorcycle accidents.

Our publicity and training campaigns aim to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or injured on our roads.

Working with children and schools

We work with schools to provide resources that compliment the national curriculum and promote road safety. We also encourage sustainable travel through school travel plans and our Travel Smart campaign.

Would you like to report a road fault? If so, please visit our report a road fault page.

Annual casualty report

Below are details of Derbyshire County Council's road casualty figures for 2013:

  • 24 people were killed
  • 278 people were badly hurt
  • 2,004 people were slightly hurt.

Car users make up the largest group of killed or seriously injured casualties − that's why road safety education and policing in Derbyshire focuses heavily on the 'fatal four' behaviours:

  • speeding
  • travelling without a seatbelt
  • drink or drug driving
  • using a mobile phone while driving.

The casualty report also identifies three 'priority' groups that the county council needs to focus on in order to reduce road deaths and injuries in the future:

  • motorcyclists
  • people aged 60 and over (especially car drivers aged 70+)
  • adult pedal cyclists.

The full casualty report cam be downloaded from the related documents section of this page.

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Related documents

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