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Road safety

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.


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Coronavirus update for drivers

With the government’s temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours in place, it's important to make sure that journeys are planned and regular rest breaks are taken to reduce the risks associated with tiredness and fatigue.

The majority of service stations on A-roads and motorways across the UK road network are open, as HGV drivers are classed as essential workers. Therefore, service stations are continuing to provide a minimum service facility, including fuel, free toilets, free short stay parking and options to buy snacks and drinks. See what services and facilities are open in Derbyshire and across the UK road network.

Road traffic collisions and casualties

We're 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 complement the national curriculum and promote road safety. We also encourage sustainable travel through school travel plans and our Travel Smart campaign.

Annual casualty report

The annual casualty report highlights the commitment to reduce road traffic collisions within our area, as well as detailed analysis of casualty trends within each local authority district.

The analysis in the report forms the basis for road safety professionals to help reduce road deaths and injuries on the Derbyshire network.

Details of our road casualty figures for Derbyshire (excluding Derby City) in 2019 were:

  • 35 people were killed
  • 322 people were badly hurt
  • 1,252 people were slightly hurt

Car users make up the largest group of killed or seriously injured casualties. There is a key focus on road safety education, engineering and enforcement in Derbyshire and this links to the 'fatal 4' behaviours:

  • speeding
  • travelling without a seat belt
  • drink or drug driving
  • using a mobile phone while driving

The casualty report also identifies road user groups that we need to focus on:

  • motorcyclists
  • older car drivers aged 60 and over
  • adult pedal cyclists
  • pedestrians

Contact us

email: roadsafety@derbyshire.gov.uk

Tel: 07825 049083