A NEW road safety strategy is aiming to halve road deaths and injuries in Warwickshire.
Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership (WRSP) is developing the strategy which sets out a long-term vision up to 2030. The partnership includes Warwickshire Police, the county council, the Fire and Rescue Service, Warwickshire’s crime commissioner, Highways England and external consultant Agilysis.
Chief Constable Debbie Tedds said: “Whilst it is pleasing to see a downward trend in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Warwickshire’s roads and the impact and devastation this causes to individuals lives, as a partnership, we need to see this continue to reduce further.
“This new Road Safety Strategy to 2030 adopts an ambitious target of a 50 per cent reduction in road deaths and serious injuries by 2030, working towards ‘Vision Zero’.
“Whilst protecting all road users from harm continues to be one of our priorities for our officers and staff, the number of road fatalities and severe injuries has plateaued in recent years which is why, as a partnership we are proposing a new approach to help protect people on our roads.”
And the public is being asked for its views on how the county’s roads can be made safer by taking part in a public consultation on a new Warwickshire road safety ‘Strategy to 2030’.
Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe added: “This is an important document as it sets out the long term vision for Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership, detailing the activities, structure and objectives up to 2030 and also includes how road safety activities will be evaluated.
“To continue to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on Warwickshire’s roads, we need the public’s support and involvement. That’s why we are keen to encourage as many people as possible to take part in this public consultation to have their say.”
Visit www.warksroadsafety.org to take part in the consultation.