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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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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 2 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 collisions.

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.

To request a copy of the child safety audit, please email

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 by road user types.

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 Council area) in 2022 were:

  • 30 people were killed
  • 341 people were badly hurt
  • 1,554 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
  • young car drivers
  • work related casualties

If you'd like to be sent a copy of the Derby and Derbyshire Annual Casualty Report please email:

Accident investigation

The traffic and safety teams regularly monitor the personal injury collision records held by the police to identify sites, including road junctions, where collisions are occurring on a regular basis.

Dangerous road junctions

We constantly monitor safety at road junctions and investigate any accidents or public concerns which are identified.

Some examples of work which may be carried out to improve safety at junctions include:

Contact us


Tel: 07825 049083