Road safety

Road safety

The Northumberland Road Safety Co-ordination Group is committed to making the roads of Northumberland safer for all road users.  We are a multi agency partnership that works together to address risk on our roads and reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured.  We do this through a variety of methods including education, enforcement, engineering and effective emergency response to incidents.’

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mark McCarty, Chair of the Northumberland Road Safety Co-ordination Group

What we do

The Northumberland Road Safety Co-ordination Group reports as a working sub-group of the Safer Northumberland Partnership to the council’s Communities and Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The current membership includes Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, NCC Road Safety/Transport, Sure Start and Northumbria Safer Road Initiative (NSRI) representatives and meets on a quarterly basis.  

The council, with its partners, uses the police ‘Stats 19’ database as a key source of data on accidents and whether the collisions caused fatalities, serious injuries or slight injury casualties. We analyse this data to highlight accident trends or particular accident locations, providing an evidence-based way of targeting interventions. We use this data to identify the key issues which our aims and objectives are based on.

Aims and objectives

Our principle aim of the road safety strategy 2014 – 2020 is:
  • To reduce accidents and casualties throughout Northumberland, with a focus on vulnerable road users
In order to achieve this aim, we have identified these objectives:
  • to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on Northumberland’s roads
  • to reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured on Northumberland’s roads, particularly in disadvantaged areas
  • to reduce the number of motorcycle casualties
  • to reduce the number of young drivers involved in accidents 

Partners involved

Useful links

For futher information contact Louise Stobbart, Partnership officer at 01670 623845 or email Louise.Stobbart@northumberland.gov.uk or at Safernorthumberland@northumberland.gov.uk

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