Working together to reduce deaths and injuries on the roads of Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership delivers road safety schemes, initiatives and campaigns across the county, and supports national road safety campaigns.
Follow @roadsafetyherts for regular updates.
The partnership includes:
- Hertfordshire Highways
- Roads Policing and Hertfordshire Police
- Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
- Fire & Rescue Service
- Trading Standards
- Public Health
- Highways England
- Active and Safer Travel Team and Driver Training Team
- Road Victim Trust Charity
- Community Protection
The Partnership has recently overseen the second round of bids for the Police and Crime Commissioner Road Safety Fund.
This fund gives local community organisations an opportunity to identify areas of concern in their area and bid for money. The individual bids are assessed further before action is taken, if required. The supported projects help to make Hertfordshire roads safer. Round three of the fund is due to open in the summer 2018.
Our schemes and campaigns
A programme for young people about the risks out and about on the road.
In the average time it takes to read a text on the motorway, a driver will have travelled the length of a football pitch without looking at the road.
- Drink and drug driving - any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive.
- Mobile phones - you are four times more likely to crash if you are on the phone while driving.
- Seatbelts - you are twice as likely to die in a crash if you don't wear a seatbelt.
- Speeding - a main factor in fatal road collisions is speed. Lose control at speed and you have very little time to react.
- Country roads - nearly two thirds of all fatalities happen on country roads, with unexpected hazards hidden around the corner.