We tackle the issue of casualty reduction by engineering, education, training and publicity.
By working in partnership with other organisations such as the Police and Fire and Rescue we strive to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads.
A new road safety strategy is currently under development by a new member road safety task and finish group set up by the Council early this year. Our key road safety objectives are:
- To reduce the number killed and seriously injured on our county’s roads to 310 or less
- To reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on Norfolk roads to 74 or less
- To reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured on Norfolk roads to 22 or less
Casualty figures for the rolling year to end of January 2018 are:
- Number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions – 410
- Number of children (under 16) killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions – 20
- Number of people slightly injured in road traffic collisions – 1,954
- Chart showing Norfolk killed and seriously injured casualties (pdf - 86kb)
Research has established that in over 90% of crashes on the road the major cause was human error.