The Road Safety Team aims to:
- minimise road crashes and casualties
- improve access to the highway for all, especially vulnerable road users
- address road safety issues that affect quality of life in our communities.
We will achieve these aims through a combination of:
- training and Publicity
- working in partnership with others where we can
In this way we will contribute to wider service and corporate objectives that are consistent with these aims.
New Facebook page for learner drivers
If you're a learner driver and you're on Facebook, you can now get safe driving advice and keep up to date with changes to the driving test.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has launched a new page called 'I can't wait to pass my driving test' that gives advice and tips about learning to drive as well as links to information on how to get a driving licence, learning to drive and the theory and practical tests, the official online test booking service and the DSA's online shop where you can buy official publications to help you prepare for and pass your test.
The Good Egg Guide to in-car child safety
Are you a 'Good Egg'? A new guide to buying and fitting child car seats has been launched across Cheshire East called 'The Good Egg Guide to In-car Child Safety'. This colourful, user-friendly booklet contains information and advice about how to make sure you buy the right seat for your child and vehicle, how to check that a seat is correctly fitted and how to keep on the right side of the law.
It is called 'The Good Egg Guide' because children are fragile and need to be protected. By making sure that they are in a correctly fitted and appropriate car seat, you can help reduce their risk of a head injury by up to 3 times* in the event of a collision.
- *Source: Transport Research Laboratory, April 1996
Advanced motorcycle training
South Cheshire Advanced Motorcyclists are delivering the Institute of Advanced Motorists ‘Skill for Life’ advanced motorcycling course that normally costs £149. With the help of grant funding from Cheshire East Council and Fire and Rescue Service the Skill for Life course can be bought for only £67.50 by Cheshire East residents.
The course includes 6 on-road sessions (approximately 25 hours on-road training), an introductory evening, a theory evening, the IAM book “How to be a Better Rider” a copy of the Highway Code and 1 attempt at the IAM Advanced Rider Test plus your first years membership of the South Cheshire A M group and the IAM.
To take advantage of this fantastic offer and book your place, visit the web site at: www.southcheshiream.org.uk or, alternatively you can email:
Bikeability and Let's Bike
Cheshire East Council is working in partnership with CTC, the UK's national cyclists' organisation, to offer all Year 5, 6 and 7 children across the borough the opportunity to receive FREE Bikeability training. Bikeability is Cheshire East's official cycle training scheme. Find out more about the Free Bikeability training and the changes to the Let's Bike scheme.
Other news and initiatives...
More on child car seats
As well as the 'Good Egg Guide to In-car Child Safety', the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) have a website with lots of information and advice about buying and fitting child car seats - RoSPA Child Car Seats. You may also find the Britax UK site of use - it has a Vehicle Compatibility Chart for both standard seats and seats that have 'Isofix', the worldwide standardised fitting system between a car and a child seat. Halfords and Mothercare will advise on which seats will fit your child and your vehicle(s) and offer a fitting demonstration service.
Cheshire Road Safety Group
Cheshire East Council Road Safety is also a partner member of Cheshire Road Safety Group. The group brings together those agencies with a collective will to reduce the number of people killed or injured on the roads of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington.
Road safety engineering
We investigate the occurrence and distribution of accidents on Cheshire's roads and devise engineering measures to reduce the risk of future accidents. The limited financial resources available are concentrated on sites or areas where personal injury accidents occur. Road Safety Audits are done at various stages in the development of highway schemes to ensure that they operate as safely as practicable. For further details please contact the Road Safety Team.
Personal Injury collision data
The Road Safety Team is responsible for managing the Council's personal injury collision database for incidents that occur on the highway. This information is provided to us by Cheshire Constabulary, who are legally responsible for recording all relevant information to national standard. We use the data to identify current road safety issues and problems, which in turn guides the annual road safety investment and work programmes.
We can also provide data to the public for commercial and educational purposes. This service may incur a charge depending on the purpose that the data is to be used for. To discuss your requirements, contact the Road Safety Team.
To request collision data for a particular location in Cheshire East, please complete the request form (MS Word, 81KB) and return it to:
Traffic and Road Safety Team
with the appropriate payment if applicable.
Did you know?.... 25% of collisions involving a Cheshire resident happens within 1km of their home address.
For any enquiries or for further information contact Road SafetyRoad Safety.