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'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

Below are details of our road casualty figures for 2015:

  • 23 people were killed
  • 301 people were badly hurt
  • 1913 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
  • people aged 60 and over (especially car drivers aged 70+)
  • adult cyclists.

The full casualty report is attached to this page.

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