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Road Casualty Review 2011

Road collisions cause human misery and impose a cost on the community so the Council makes every effort to reduce the scale of this impact. The improvement of road safety is a key objective of the Redcar & Cleveland Local Transport Plan 2011 2021 and is a key consideration in all works that are undertaken. We place great emphasis on road safety and I am pleased to support the actions that are being taken to reduce the number of road collision casualties that occur on our roads.

The Council is promoting regeneration in the Borough with an emphasis on improved access by bus, cycle and on foot to reduce the level of generation of road traffic. It is therefore vital that road safety plays a key role in all initiatives. It is recognised in the Local Transport Plan however, that car ownership and traffic flows are both increasing and thus improving and promoting alternative safer travel choices is an important part of our transport policy.

We maintain our continued commitment to casualty reduction to reduce the impact on vulnerable road users. I am pleased to report that the number of collisions involving vulnerable road users remains well below target levels. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has made huge strides in improving road safety since the significant fatality figure in 2000 with a large investment previously being put into road safety in terms of physical measures and education which has resulted in a decline in fatalities from 11 to 3 in 2011.

The Council continues to work tirelessly on road safety and we work alongside the other 4 Tees Valley local authorities, Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade as part of the Cleveland Strategic Road Safety Partnership where the mission statement is To promote safety for all road users in the Cleveland area and support the direction of resources to enable the delivery of the Cleveland Road Safety Action Plan for the reduction in the number and severity of road traffic casualties. Road safety has always been and will continue to be a high priority for the Council with our transport policies focussed towards delivering a continued and lasting improvement in road safety across the Borough. With the range of partnerships which we are involved in being in place we will continue to address casualty reduction through a continued range of initiatives involving Education, Enforcement and Engineering measures.



HELEN MCLUCKIE
CABINET MEMBER FOR HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & PLANNING



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