Road safety

We have a duty to promote road safety, reduce road danger, and prevent road crashes in the borough. Our new engineering schemes (such as traffic calming measures and 20mph speed limits) aim to make the roads safer; and our education, publicity and training campaigns aim to help road users act sensibly.

We are working towards these road safety targets:

  • 50 per cent fewer people killed or seriously injured (applies to all road users)
  • 40 per cent fewer motorcyclists killed and seriously injured
  • 60 per cent fewer children (under 16 years) killed and seriously injured
  • 25 per cent fewer slight injuries

We are making progress on these targets, for example, compared with the average number of collisions for the period 1994-1998 there has been a 72% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured and a 14% reduction in slight injuries.

Our road safety team is putting a spotlight on the dangers faced by cyclists sharing London roads with large lorries. Read more about our Cycle-lorry danger awareness campaign

Information from GOV.UK focuses on the dangers of drink and drug driving

If you have concerns about speeding traffic, safe places to cross the road, or other road safety concerns, please email Highways_General@lbhf.gov.uk.

We will check the speed and flow of traffic and the number of vulnerable road users (such as schoolchildren) to help us decide what road safety engineeering measures might be taken, e.g. if a new crossing is necessary.

Signal controlled crossings are the responsibility of Transport for London (TfL). If there is a fault or issue relating to these they can be reported to TfL on this link.

You can download a map (pdf) of all the traffic calming measures in the borough

Useful external resources for further road safety information

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