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Consultation on road safety in the county

We want your views on how we work to improve road safety and how we can get everyone involved in safer road use.


The document we work from to improve road safety is our Road Safety Strategy. The current version needs to be revised. We have been working with the County Durham and Darlington Casualty Reduction Forum (which includes the police, the fire service, Highways England and Darlington County Council) to develop a new and improved one.

The strategy

We want to produce a strategy that helps to reduce the severity and number of people injured on our roads. It looks at all road users, but focuses on seven key groups who have been identified as particularly at risk from injury:

  • younger drivers (17-24 years old)
  • older drivers (over 55 years old)
  • children (up to 16 years old)
  • people who drive for business/work
  • cyclists
  • motorcyclists
  • pedestrians

We also want to:

  • ensure a better coordinated approach between all partners, so we can support each other
  • create checks to make sure things are happening correctly and introduce a delivery plan that we can monitor frequently
  • update and amend programmes and initiatives based on the evidence and data we collect
  • ensure that the approach delivers wider benefits such as carbon reduction and improving of air quality
  • make sure we help and support all road user groups to ensure successful education, knowledge building, awareness raising and promotion

Have your say

The deadline for comments was 10.00pm on Sunday 29 March 2020.

What happens next

All feedback will be considered. Any amendments needed will be made before the strategy is taken to our Cabinet for approval.

It will then be reported by the County Durham and Darlington Casualty Reduction Forum to the Safe Durham Partnership. The newly formed Strategic Road Safety Partnership will monitor delivery and progress against an agreed annual action plan.

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03000 263 593
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