Road Safety

The Tyne and Wear LTP partners work to improve road safety falls into distinct themes:

Reducing accidents - statistical records are maintained in order to investigate where and how often road accidents are occuring and take the necessary remedial action to reduce the number of people injured at these places. The plan partners also deal on an authority level with requests from residents who want to make their roads safer.

Safety Cameras – to address accidents caused by speeding drivers.

Safer Routes to School – to encourage, and make it safe for, children to walk to school.

Child Pedestrian Training – to provide children with roadside pedestrian skills.

Child holding road safety book

Safety Audits – to ensure new highway works do not create accidents.

Safer Cycling - Road Safety Officers work in selected schools and with volunteer groups to provide cycle training.

Marketing and Publicity -  Plan Partners distribute posters and leaflets to schools and businesses giving road safety advice. The Group takes part in Government led national road safety campaigns.

School Crossing Patrol Wardens - Plan Partners give the Wardens training and provide warning signs and road markings.

The GoSmarter programme includes a range of measures to improve road safety and encourage sustainable travel – such as cycle training for children and adults, investing in safer routes to school and improved enforcement of parking around schools, to tackle illegal parking outside school entrances.