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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 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.

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Annual casualty report

The annual casualty report shows what has been achieved in road traffic casualty reduction within our area, as well as detailed analysis of casualty trends within each local authority district.

The analysis in the report will help road safety professionals to decide what they need to do to prevent road deaths and injuries in the future.

Details of our road casualty figures for 2016:

  • 35 people were killed
  • 355 people were badly hurt
  • 2,177 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 we need to focus on in order to reduce road deaths and injuries in the future:

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

The full casualty report is attached to this page.

Contact us

email: roadsafety@derbyshire.gov.uk